March 17, 2010

Grandma's Coveted Irish Soda Bread Recipe

The sign that your child might love raisins is displayed when you open your eyes in the just before dawn dark of night to see your 2YO standing above your bed singing to the tune of Jingle Bells, "Raisin Bran, Raisin Bran, I love Raisin Bran ..." While I won't be serving Raisin Bran this morning (as my children obviously are fulfilling their daily fiber intake to my own detriment as demonstrated in previous posts) in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’d like to share my Grandma O’Brien’s Most Coveted Irish Soda Bread Recipe that I will have my little girl helping me bake later today. And, yes, it has raisins.

3 ½ Cups Flour
½ Cup Sugar
1 Tsp. Salt
4 ½ Tsp. Baking powder
½ Tsp. Baking soda
1 ½ Cups Milk
1 Egg beaten
1 Tsp. oil
1 ½ Cups raisins
1 Tbsp. Caraway seeds

Mix all dry ingredients. Mix all other separately. Then mix all together. Pour in floured, greased baking dish.  Let stand for 20 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr. Test for doneness.

Irish soda bread is yummy! Serve it for breakfast with butter or jelly. You can have it as a snack with hot tea. It can even work as dessert. The kids will love it. And, it makes a great gift too. 

Posted by Laura 

3 comments:

dancingguitargirl said...

just leaving a comment

Dawn said...

Some how I missed this recipe.:-( The traditional recipe I got off line was not that good at all...
Thanks I'll have to try this tomorrow.

Melodramommy said...

I hope you enjoy it, Dawn. We made it today, and it was delicious. Let me know what you think.