Mar 17, 2009

Happy St Patricks Day!

St Patricks Day, Irish recipes Irish Soda Bread Recipe
Ingredients : 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sugar, plus additional for sprinkling on top 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup raisins 1 teaspoon caraway seed 1 egg approximately 1/2 cup buttermilk (or soured milk)

Preparation :
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.In a bowl, mix together flour, salt, sugar, baking soda and baking powder. Cut in butter, then add raisins and caraway seed. Break egg into a measuring cup and add enough buttermilk to equal 3/4 cup. Add the egg mixture to the flour. Mix until blended and knead dough. Shape into one large or two small rounds. Make a cross on top with a knife and drizzle with melted butter. Sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake in a greased iron skillet, or on a greased cookie sheet, until golden (approximately 30 minutes).

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