I write this post every year.
It's about friendship and recipes and fun and good times and difficult conversations and tears and laughter and bringing kids up together and gossip and drinks and pedicures and fun and kids growing up together and people who move away and you feel like a part of you goes with them. The fun part.
And life goes on, and time dulls all pain, and memories are golden and there's always your friend Gerrie's Irish Soda Bread recipe to guarantee that you'll lift a glass in her honor at least once a year.
(Which, just so you know, Gerrie, happens a LOT more often than that - but you are guaranteed a once a year Sláinte!
The Very Best Irish Soda Bread That I've Ever Eaten OR Made - and I've Eaten a LOT of it,
Just So's You Know
- 4.5 cups flour
- 5 t baking powder
- 1.5 t salt
- 1 t baking soda
- 1 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups milk
- 1 T carraway seeds
- 1.5 cups golden raisins
Mix dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs. Fold into dry ingredients. Mix in mix alternatively. Stir in seeds and raisins. Place into a round pan - I usually split it into two pans - and bake at 325 for 1 hour or until done.
*Note: recipe says to bake for one hour but it never takes this long for me, so be aware of the time and keep an eye on the bread*