Port Washington Inn Irish Soda BreadFrom PORT WASHINGTON INN
This Irish Soda Bread is responsible for bringing a fisherman back to our inn every year. He requests a loaf of this bread to take on his early morning charter fishing excursion and he says it makes all the other fisherman jealous. We've also served this to Irishmen who asked if we didn't have some they could buy and take with them. It's simple and it's delicious!
**we keep a pint jar of raisins soaking in whiskey so they are always ready to make this favorite
In a bowl mix together the dry ingredients:
2 cups unbleached flour
Cut 1/4 cup hard butter into the dry mixture.
Break one egg into a glass measuring cup and add enough buttermilk to equal 3/4 cup; mix together.
Lightly butter two 6" iron skillets and divide the dough equally between them.
Cool slightly and cut into 6 equal wedges.
This bread is excellent on its own, with butter, cream cheese, or slightly sweetened mascarpone cheese.