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Irish Soda Bread

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nbicomputers

Irish Soda Bread

in olden days the flour that was comenly available in Ireland was of a low gluten contant and did not bake a good quality of yeast bread.  Soda bread was mostly made with the brown flour  which was the easeist to get.  here in america we adjusted the formula to the flours we could get here.

little mixing and levened mostly with bakeing powder (which is soda and acids) is quick and easy to prepair

happy St patrick's day to all

IRISH SODA BREAD

SUGAR----8-OZ
SALT 1/2 OZ
SHORTENING 8-OZ


EGGS 4 OZ
BUTTER MILK 2 LB = 1 QUART
WATER 4 OZ= RINSE OUT THE MILK CONTAINER WITH THIS AND PUT IN SO YOU GET ALL THE MILK.

BREAD FLOUR  2 LB 8 OZ
CAKE FLOUR 1 LB
BAKING POWDER 3 OZ

RAISNES 8 OZ--MORE IF YOU WANT
CARRAWAY SEEDS OPTIONAL

MIX JUST UNTILL STICKY

weght 1 lb 2 oz for a one pound loaf make into balls without using to much force lose balls
flaten them down leaving the middle thicker then sides USING CAKE FLOUR
cut a cross in the loafs and sprinkel the tops with more cake clour if needed

bake them in 7 inch layer cake pans lightly greased 
8 inch layer cake pans 1 and 1/2 pounds
9 inch pans scale the balls about 2 pounds

7 or 8 inch pie plates work well also

OVEN TEMP 350 F

this mix makes about 6 round 1 pound loafs

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PaddyL

...because they use baking soda as a leavener, not baking powder.

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nbicomputers

but baking powder is baking soda and acids like cream or tarter

A little mixing and levened mostly with bakeing powder
I was refering to the mix that i have used for years and sold hundreds of them.

no offence  intended

Pro Baker for over 25 years-----Ret

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BetseyD

 

Hi,

I am sorry if I missed this, but I did not see anywhere in the recipe the time to bake.

How long do these stay in the oven?

Thank you!

Betsey

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nbicomputers

just bake them till there nice and golden brown on top and bottom

depending on the heat of your oven 35 to 45 minutes