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                         IRISH SODA BREAD (CROCKER)
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Crocker
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       tb           Margarine or butter,
                         -softened
    2 1/2   c            All-purpose flour*
    2       tb           Sugar
    1       t            Baking soda
    1       t            Baking powder
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/3   c            Raisins, if desired
      3/4   c            Buttermilk
 
   Heat oven to 375F. Cut margarine into flour, sugar,
   baking soda, baking powder and salt with pastry
   blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in
   raisins and just enough buttermilk so dough leaves
   side of bowl.
   
   Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead until
   smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Shape into round loaf, about 6
   1/2 inches in diameter. Place on greased cookie sheet.
   Cut an X about 1/2 inch deep through loaf with floured
   knife. Bake until golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes.
   Brush with margarine or butter., softened, if desired.
   1 loaf (12 servings); 125 calories per serving.
   
   Source: Betty Crocker’s Cookbook, 6th Edition
  
 
 
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