Irish Raisin Bread

    Irish Raisin Bread

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    About this recipe: The Irish call this soda bread, spilling with raisins, "fruit soda". Breakfast or tea time, serve sliced, buttered and with strong tea!

    Serves: 12 

    • 400g plain flour
    • 1 level teaspoon salt
    • 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 4 rounded teaspoons sugar
    • 375 ml buttermilk
    • 100g sultanas or raisins
    • Butter or margarine for greasing the tin

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C, grease a 1kg baking dish and set aside.
    2. Pour flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and raisins into a bowl and mix.
    3. Pour all the buttermilk into the flour mixture and mix to a soft consistancy. Turn mixture into prepared tin and flatten the top of mixture.
    4. Bake for 40 -45 minutes, covering for the last 20 if the top is getting too brown.
    5. Remove from tin, wrap in a clean tea towel and allow to cool before serving.

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