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.
- 1 egg
- 1 1⁄4 cups milk (whole preferred)
- 3 cups flour (any type)
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt, measured
- 1 cup sugar (cane preferred)
- 1 cup raisins (to taste)
- Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and raisins.
- Next, make a well in the center of the flour mixture for the egg.
- Crack the egg into the well in the flour mixture.
- Add the milk a little at a time, making sure to keep batter thick.
- Grease and flour a nine-inch round pan.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.