Date: Tue, 14 Mar 95 16:07:50 EST
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Aiko Pinkoski)
The archive recipe is pretty good but IMHO this one is more like
a traditional soda bread (acc. to my half Irish husband); we agree
with the grandmother quoted that soda bread must have caraway seeds :-)
I got it from rec.food.cooking. I used skim buttermilk of course.
)This should be what you are looking for. It was my Grandmothers recipe from
)county Mayo in Ireland. She always insisted that real soda bread had no
)eggs or butter and it must have caraway seeds.
)Irish Soda Bread
)This bread is eaten anytime of the day and is expecially good in the
)morning for breakfast. It must be allowed to cool slightly before cutting
)and is always served with lightly salted butter.
)6 cups flour 3 tsp baking powder
)1 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp salt
)3/4 cups sugar caraway seeds to taste ( usually 1/8 cup
)1 lb of rasins 1 quart of buttermilk
)Mix all the dry ingredients in a LARGE bowl. Mix in caraway and rasins. Mix in
)buttermilk. It helps to use your hands to mix this because the dough is sticke
yDO NOT USE AN ELECTRIC MIXER. I did this a couple of times and the bread came
)out very flat. Divide batter into two buttered cake pans. Flour a knife and
)cut a cross into the tops of each. Bake at 350 for about an hour. The top
)should not be allowed to get to brown.