*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                              IRISH SODA BREAD
 
 Recipe By     : TVFN:HOW TO BOIL WATER SHOW #HB8345
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Htbw
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          flour
    1      teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  teaspoon      nutmeg
    1 1/2  tablespoons   sugar
    6      tablespoons   shortening
      2/3  cup           raisins,brown or golden or mixed
    2      teaspoons     caraway
    1      cup           buttermilk
 
 
 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
 
 In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, 
 salt, nutmeg, and sugar. Using a pastry blender or 
 fingertips, work the shortening into the flour until 
 the consistency is the same as that of small peas. 
 Stir in the raisins and caraway and mix to distribute 
 evenly. Gradually stir in the buttermilk, 1/4 cup at 
 a time, using only enough to allow the dough to come 
 together. Knead the dough for 1 - 2 minutes. Shape the 
 dough into a round loaf and place on a greased baking
 sheet. Cut an X on the top and over the sides of the loaf. 
 Bake for 45 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow 
 when tapped. Cool on a rack.
 
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