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Irish Soda Bread

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Irish soda bread
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This recipe for Irish Soda Bread is made in the bread machine.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Ingredient ----- 1-1/2 Pound ----- 2 Pound Loaf
  • Buttermilk-----1-1/3 cups ----- 1-3/4 cups
  • Honey ----- 2 tablespoons ----- 3 tbl.
  • Vanilla ----- 1 teaspoon ----- 1-1/2 tsp.
  • Shortening ----- 2 tablespoons ----- 3 tbl.
  • Uncooked Oatmeal ----- 1/2 cup ----- 2/3 cup
  • Bread Flour ----- 3 cups ----- 4 cups
  • Baking Soda ----- 1/2 teaspoon ----- 3/4 tsp.
  • Active Dry Yeast ----- 1-1/2 teaspoons ----- 2 tsp.
  • Raisins, optional ----- 1/2 cup ----- 3/4 cup

Preparation:

Place ingredients in bread pan in order listed or according to manufacturer's directions. The optional raisins are added at the fruit and nut signal. Depending on your machine this could be anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes into the cycle. Remember, when adding the yeast last, make a small well with your finger to place the yeast. This will insure the proper timing of the yeast reaction. This bread is processed at the Sweet cycle.
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