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    Grandma Rourke's Irish Bread

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    55 mins

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    45 mins

    Chef Sean #2's Note:

    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.

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    1. 1
      Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and raisins.
    2. 2
      Next, make a well in the center of the flour mixture for the egg.
    3. 3
      Crack the egg into the well in the flour mixture.
    4. 4
      Add the milk a little at a time, making sure to keep batter thick.
    5. 5
      Grease and flour a nine-inch round pan.
    6. 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. 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.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 19, 2010


      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.

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    • on October 11, 2006


      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.

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandma Rourke's Irish Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (1095 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2846.2
    Calories from Fat 182
    Total Fat 20.2 g
    Saturated Fat 9.1 g
    Cholesterol 228.7 mg
    Sodium 3660.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 618.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 15.5 g
    Sugars 286.6 g
    Protein 59.4 g

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