Gram's Irish Bread

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Iron Bloomers

Old-fashioned batter bread recipe that's quick & super, warm from the oven.

Top Review by Bergy

Wonderful recipe. I made it this morning for Sunday Brunch and two of us ate nearly the whole loaf (we had omelets too). The loaf has a lovely crunchy crust and soft inside. I was worried that 3 teaspoons of caraway seed may be over powering but noi way Gram knew just the right touch. The raisin and caraway give it a really subtle flavor. I mixed 1/3 cup Oat Bran in with the flour, including it in the 1 1/2 cup measurement. The loaf stuck a little to the bottom of the pan (this may be because of the oat bran or perhaps I didn't grease the pan enough). Next time I will slip some parchment paper under the loaf. Thanks Barb

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 350°.
  2. Grease 8-inch round (or regular loaf pan).
  3. Place raisins in microwave safe bowl. Cover with water; micro on high 1 minute. Cover bowl with plate allowing raisins to plump.
  4. Cool, drain and dust with 1 tablespoon flour.
  5. Cream shortening and sugar.
  6. Add egg mixing well.
  7. Stir flour, baking powder and salt together.
  8. Add to creamed mixture along with raisins, caraway seeds and milk.
  9. Mix together briefly till moistened.
  10. Pour batter into pan.
  11. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes till bread tests done with toothpick.
  12. Cool 10 minutes remove to wire rack and cool completely.

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