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Grandpa McAndrew's Irish Soda Bread

Grandpa McAndrew's Irish Soda Bread

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My mom bugged grandpa for this recipe but he told her he didn't have one. So, when he made the bread one day she captured each ingredient in a bowl and measured it and put it in the bowl he planned to mix it in!

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  • Calories:
  • 255 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.6g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 153 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cast iron skillet.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and sugar. Toss the raisins with the flour mixture until coated. Make a well in the center and add the egg, buttermilk, and melted margarine. Stir until all of the dry ingredients are absorbed. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for a few quick turns just to even out the dough. Handle the dough as little as possible. Pat into a flat circle, and place into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake the bread for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden.
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MOOMS
236
1/27/2004

Please ADD SALT, a little will do you just fine. The first time I made this it was a total flop. One dash of salt could have saved this recipe. Second attempt with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, MUCH BETTER.

CAJUNTOAST
171
3/17/2003

Yummy! This one was so incredibly quick and tastes great. I actually didn't have buttermilk so I substituted 1 cup plain yogurt (what the Joy of Cooking suggests as a substitution).

Jillian
137
3/16/2011

Well, Grandpa McAndrew must've been one heck of a guy, because this is one heck of a good Irish Soda Bread! I do however think that when "Mom" was copying down the recipe she did forget to add the salt...a little bit is all you need. I chose to add 1/2 tsp. I like my soda breads a little sweeter, so I doubled the amount of sugar to 1/4 cup. After I formed the bread I lightly scored it and brushed it with an egg wash. I popped it the oven on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and baked it at 375 for about 45 minutes. This is a great recipe for traditional Irish soda bread - perfect warm with butter served with a cup of tea!