"A recipe handed down by my grandmother Anna Marie McNamara (nee Player). This is a great recipe for a light tea dessert bread. Delicious with light butter hot out of the oven. You can use any type of milk. I usually make this bread when my milk is about to go sour. I like to use raw crystallized sugar in place of the white granulated sugar. My father likes to use buttermilk."
Method for McNamara's Irish Soda Bread
- 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- 2Grease an 8 1/2x4 1/2-inch loaf pan.
- 3Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, 9 tablespoons sugar, and salt in the mixing bowl of a large stand mixer on low speed until combined.
- 4Mix in butter until thoroughly combined.
- 5Beat in milk, then eggs, then raisins, incorporating each ingredient well before adding the next.
- 6Transfer dough to the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
- 7Bake in the preheated oven until bread has risen and the top is golden brown, about 45 minutes. A toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center should come out clean.
- 8Cool for about 10 minutes before slicing. Best served warm.
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 9 tablespoons white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
December 20, 2016