Aran Spiosrai (Irish Spice Bread) Recipe

* Equal parts of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.

** Lyons' Golden Syrup, carried in some fancy groceries. If you can't find it, use Karo light corn syrup.

Step 1

Sift the flour with the soda and baking powder, and the mixed spice and ginger: then add the brown sugar, chopped peel and raisins: mix. Make a well in the center. Melt the butter with the syrup over low heat, then pour into the well in the mixture. Add the beaten egg and milk and mix very well. Pour into a greased 2-lb loaf pan and bake in a preheated oven at 325 F for 40-50 minutes, or until it tests done.

This bread will keep moist for several days, and actually improves somewhat during this period.

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Things You'll Need

  • 10oz Flour
  • 2ts Baking powder
  • 1/2ts Baking soda
  • 1ts Mixed spice *
  • 1/2ts Ginger, ground
  • 4oz Sugar, brown, light
  • 2oz Citron, candied; chopped
  • 6oz Raisins, plain or golden
  • 4oz Butter
  • 6oz Golden syrup **
  • 1lg Egg; beaten
  • 4tb Milk

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