Friday, March 19, 2010
St. Patrick's Day Irish Soda Bread
Irish Soda Bread
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoon sugar & 3 Tablespoon for topping
3 Tablespoon shortening
2/3 cup raisins
1 cup buttermilk
2 Tablespoon melted butter
Mix flour, baking powder, soda, salt and 3 T sugar together. Cut in shortening (use fork to make into crumbly bits). Add buttermilk (if you don't have on hand, take one cup milk and add 1 T lemon or vinegar, then let set for 10 min). Mix until well blended, but don't over mix. Add raisins. Put into 9" pie pan (if you happen to have a iron skillet, this works really well and I swear makes it a just a little more yummy). Pour 2T of melted butter over top. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
Bake 40 minutes in 350 degree oven.
Enjoy! and Happy St. Patrick's Day!