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Spotted Dog Irish Bread

Spotted Dog Irish Bread

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Joshua

Joshua

This is my family's traditional St. Patrick's Day bread. My grandmother has had this recipe for longer than I've been alive. I was SHOCKED to find out this wasn't real Irish Soda Bread, but instead more commonly known as Spotted Dog. Whatever you call it, it is unbeatable topped with a bit of butter.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.3g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 179 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Grease a 12-inch cast iron skillet.
  3. Sift flour, sugar, and baking powder together in a large bowl.
  4. Beat eggs with milk in a separate bowl.
  5. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture until moistened; batter will be very thick.
  6. Fold in raisins until thoroughly combined.
  7. Spread batter into prepared cast iron skillet.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until bread has risen and is golden brown on top, about 1 hour.
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AlaskaJulie
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AlaskaJulie

3/17/2012

I tried this recipe after being disappointed with most Irish Soda Bread Recipes and was pleasantly surprised! The recipe was extremely easy! The bread is slightly dense but has an amazing flavor, especially buttered with real butter! I followed the recipes exactly; did not soak the raisins first, and it came out perfect - not dry at all. I did brush a little milk on the top before baking and butter after baking to create a softer, golden crust. I used my Kitchenaide to mix the batter quickly without over mixing. Baking time was approximately 50 minutes. I am impressed and will definitely use this recipe instead of the dry traditional recipes!

ck022
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ck022

6/11/2013

Very good. Sweeter than I expected. Will try it again with less sugar. I did use 2 cups of whole wheat flour to add some grains and it turned out really well.

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