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                          Aggie’s Irish Soda Bread
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3      cups          Unbleached white flour
    2      teaspoons     Baking powder
    2      cups          Raisins
    1      teaspoon      Baking soda
    1                    Egg
      1/2  teaspoon      Salt
      1/2  cup           Honey
   12      tablespoons   (1 1/2 sticks) sweet butter, cold
    1      cup           Buttermilk
 Makes 1 large loaf.
  Preheat oven to 350F.
  Sift the flour, baking powder, soda and salt into a large mixing bowl. Cut
 the butter into small pieces and add.  Cut it into the flour with a pastry
 blender until the mixture is the size of peas. Add the raisins and toss to
 distribute evenly, using two forks.
  Beat the egg in another bowl until very frothy.  Beat in the honey. When
 it is well blended, beat in the buttermilk.
  Gradually pour the liquids into the flour, tossing all the while with a
 fork so the mixture gets evenly moistened.  Continue tossing lightly with
 two forks until the batter comes together; it doesn't have to be completely
 mixed and should be very rough and lumpy.
  Butter a heavy skillet or casserole, 10 to 11 inches in diameter and 2 to
 3 inches deep.  Round is the traditional shape.  Spoon batter out into the
 pan and push it gently to fill the pan.  It can mound up somewhat in the
 middle.  Bake at 350 F about an hour or until the middle is set. Cut out a
 piece to test if necessary.
  Cut into wedges and serve warm from the pan.
  The Garden Way Bread Book From the collection of Jim Vorheis
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 Per serving: 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0% calories from fat); 0g Protein; 0g
 Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 0mg Sodium