Mom's Menu

My mom is a great cook. A skill she learned from her grandmother, she knows how to pair spices, bake heart shaped cakes, and put on a spectacular holiday dinner. We both love talking about food and she'll email me dishes she made or had and recreated so I can try them out. So, to spread the wealth, I'm starting a new weekly feature called "Mom's Menu" featuring recipes both new and old (i.e. the Christmas coffee cake she makes every year). Feel free to spin them your own way and share your thoughts.

My first entry is taken from a blog that I had started but realized that it just wasn't going to get as much attention as Mrs. Mo. The recipe is called "Nana's Irish Bread" and it is deeeelicious!

Irish Bread
"Nannie said that if they didn’t have the money they left out the currants. Very important to use a covered pyrex bowl & to wrap it foil while it’s still hot."

2 cups white flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
¼ cup sugar
½ cup raisins or currants
2 tsp caraway seeds

Mix all dry ingredients together

Preheat oven to 350.

1 cup buttermilk or soured milk. ( To sour milk, add 1 tbsp vinegar to 1 cup milk & let stand for about an hour. It will thicken.)

Add milk to flour mixture & mix until just blended. It will be sticky.

Grease a covered Pyrex dish. Add bread mix and cover. Bake @ 350 for 10 min & then @ 300 for 40 min. Remove from pan & while still hot, swab with butter or margarine. Wrap in foil.

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