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died and gone to heaven irish soda bread


this is not your mothers' soda bread! it is dense, nutty, and has a wonderful buttermilk taste. i always make it for christmas morning and of course st. patricks' day. this recipe has been adapted from "the bread book" by ellen foscue johnson.


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Put raisins in a bowl and cover with boiling water
  3. Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl
  4. Cut butter into small pieces and mix into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or your fingers until it is course
  5. Beat the egg until very frothy
  6. Beat in the honey until well blended
  7. Then add the buttermilk
  8. Drain the raisins well and add raisins and walnuts to flour
  9. Toss to distribute evenly
  10. Gradually pour the liquids in and mix with a large metal spoon so mixture is evenly moistened and you have a heavy
  11. Moist batter
  12. "dont use too much liquid"
  13. "you dont want a wet batter"
  14. "dont try to mix completely"
  15. It should be rough and lumpy
  16. Grease a heavy loaf pan
  17. Spoon batter into pan in clumps
  18. Leave the top lumpy
  19. Bake about an hour until the middle is set
  20. If using a fry pan it will not take as long to bake

Step 18

Total Time in Minute 105

Ingredients Count 10

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