Grandpa McAndrew’s Irish Soda Bread

Grandpa McAndrew's Irish Soda Bread

Grandpa McAndrew’s Irish Soda Bread
Grandpa refused to give my mother the recipe she was hounding him for. So, she measured out each ingredient and put it in the bowl he was going to mix it in when he made the bread one day.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Grease a cast iron skillet.

In a medium bowl mix together the flour baking soda and sugar.

Toss the raisins with the flour mixture until coated.

Make a well in the center and add the egg buttermilk and melted margarine.

Stir until all of the dry ingredients are absorbed.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for a few quick turns just to even out the dough.

Handle the dough as little as possible.

Pat into a flat circle and place into the prepared pan.

Bake the bread for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven or until the edges are golden.