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Recipe for Soda Cake.

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Recipe for Soda Cake.

In 1824 "The Virginia Housewife" by Mary Randolph was published.  It contained a recipe for Soda Cake.

Dissolve half a pound of sugar in a pint of milk; add a teaspoon of soda, pour it on two pounds of flour--melt half a pound of butter.  Knead all together until light.  Pour it in shallow molds and bake it quickly in a quick oven."

 

I have not tried the recipe above. 

 

 

I did bake this one last night.        

It was great toasted with butter. My first taste of Soda Bread. I will be doing more of these I think.

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Irish Ladies’ Soda Bread

3 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 Tablespoons melted butter

1-1/2 cups raisins

1-1/2 cups buttermilk

Sift together the dry ingredients. Gently stir in the butter, raisins and buttermilk.

Knead gently and place in a lightly greased and floured round 8-inch pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 minutes.

http://myaccidentalmuse.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/irish-soda-bread-yours-mine-and-ours/

 I added 1 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar to 1 1/2 cups of skim milk. I didn't have any buttermilk.

Scott in Houston