Irish Sweet Bread Recipe

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Step 2

Sift together the flour, salt and soda.

Step 3

Cream together the shortening and sugar and the molasses. Beat in the egg.

Alternately add the dry ingredients and sour milk; stir in the fruit. Pour the batter into 2 greased 8 x 4 x 2 1/2-inch loaf pans and bake 75 minutes.

SOURCE: New York Times Cookbook (1961) From the collection of Jim Vorheis

Things You'll Need

  • 2 Loaves
  • 3c Sifted flour
  • 1 1/2ts Salt
  • 3/4ts Soda
  • 1/2c Shortening
  • 1/4c Sugar
  • 1/4c Molasses
  • 1 Egg, unbeaten
  • 1 1/2c Sour milk or buttermilk
  • 1 1/2c Raisins, chopped
  • 1 1/2c Currants
  • 1/4c Chopped citron or chopped,
  • -candied lemon rind

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