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Catholic Recipe: Irish Soda Bread (Brown)

    INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups seedless raisins
  • 7 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons soda
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups raisin liquid
  • Details

  • Yield: 4 loaves
  • Prep Time: 2 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Ireland

DIRECTIONS

Cover raisins with water. Bring to boil, then cook slowly 15 minutes. Drain, but reserve liquid. Set aside to cool. Combine and sift dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Add eggs and raisin liquid. Beat well. Pour over dry ingredients. MIX WELL. Add raisins. MIX THOROUGHLY. Turn into four 8-inch greased and floured loaf pans. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F. about 2 hours, or until done. Remove at once. Serve spread with butter. Delicious for a tea. --Mrs. John Conway, Lakewood.

Recipe Source: Catholic Universe Bulletin Recipes, 1962 and 1963 by Sylvia Papp, The Catholic Universe Bulletin, 1962, 1963
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