Here in the northeast, when the doldrums of winter set in, I find myself firing up the oven more often. It seems like many folks on the forum are doing the same.
I thought we could have a link to keep all the good recipes in order..the cruise-chat cookbook!
This is an old recipie that's new to me...my husband's grandmother brought it with her from Ireland.
Aunt Annie’s Irish Tea Bread
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup sugar
½ cup shortening (or butter or margarine)
1 cup raisins
2 tsp caraway seeds
1 cup buttermilk
Sift flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix in sugar.
Cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter or two knives until the mixture becomes the consistency of course meal.
Add raisins and caraway seeds and mix to coat the raisins
Mix egg with the buttermilk and add to the flour mixture-just until it becomes doughy. Don’t over mix or it will not be light and tender
Place in a greased and floured loaf pan at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.