Susan Collins' Irish Soda BreadIngredients:
2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 T. sugar
¾ cup milk
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ cup shortening (1 stick margarine)
3 T. vinegar
½ cup raisins
Directions: (pre-heat oven to 400)
1. Sift dry ingredients together in bowl. Add shortening and rub together using a fork until mixture feels
like bread crumbs.
2. Add vinegar to mix which will sour it. Make a well in center of flour mixture and pour in milk. Again
mix well and turn onto a floured board.
3. Shape into a round and put onto a greased and floured pan.
4. Make a large cross on top ¼” deep. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 min., then lower to 375 and bake for
15-20 min. more.