Saturday, October 25, 2014

Irish Soda Bread from the BryonySeries cookbook

An extra post today, in honor of Ed Calkins, since the earlier one counted for yesterday. If only I could persuade Timothy to make some, but, no, he's been napping most of the day, while I slave away finishing up John's story in Before the Blood.
Melisa found it odd that Irish soda bread was a Simons Mansion staple, but since John offered no explanation, she felt uncomfortable asking for one. We don’t have the authentic recipe, but this one is just as good.

Irish Soda Bread
By Janet Cooney

½ cup margarine

½ cup sugar

3 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

1 1/3 cup buttermilk (or sour milk by putting 1 tablespoon vinegar in a measuring cup and adding milk to exact measure)

1/3 cup yellow raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together margarine and sugar; add remaining ingredients. Grease 1 x 4 x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.

From "Memories in the Kitchen: Bites and Nibbles From 'Bryony'"

All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties.

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