Grandma Rourke's Irish Bread

Total Time
55mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This Irish bread is wonderful hot from the oven smothered with fresh butter(none of that margarine spread business[at least in this case]). This recipe is from my Grandmother, who came to this country in the year 1900 from Ireland. Since she was always pretty poor(in possessions/money) this is a cheap to make recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and raisins.
  2. Next, make a well in the center of the flour mixture for the egg.
  3. Crack the egg into the well in the flour mixture.
  4. Add the milk a little at a time, making sure to keep batter thick.
  5. Grease and flour a nine-inch round pan.
  6. Spread batter into the pan. Brush over top of the bread mixture with the remaining milk, for browning. Make an X or cross with the milk, to let the fairies out.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees fahrenheit for thirty minutes. At the end of thirty minutes, turn the oven temperature down to 350 degrees and leave the bread in the oven for a further fifteen minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Most Helpful

i made this in a small loaf pan this morning. This is easy, cheap, and tastes great, I had it warm with butter this morning and then tried a slice toasted with lunch. Works well both ways. Thanks for posting Sean. Made for PAC pring 2010.

ElaineAnn April 19, 2010

it was a bit too dense for my taste, also it took me an additional 20 minutes to cook, and even then there was a spot of dough still in the center. Kind of chewy. Edible, but I wouldn't make it again.

cooking chemist October 11, 2006