Melisa found it odd that Irish soda bread was a
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. Simons
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. www.bbbswillgrundy.org.
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