My mom makes this bread every year around St. Patrick's Day. This year we made it together for the first time.
This my great grandmother's bread loaf pan she used to bake her Irish bread. How cool is that? I remember going to visit her after school and she would serve this bread with tea.
Irish Bread Recipe
3 Tbsp margarine
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup or more of raisins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease and flour long loaf pan. Mix margarine and sugar together well and add dry ingredients. Add egg and milk. Once combined add raisins. For a good thick batter mix by wooden spoon. Bake for 3/4 hour until firm and golden brown. Once cooled brush top with mixture of sugar and milk.
Nana Miley always used regular raisins but my mom likes to use golden raisins. Totally your choice.
I love how she says to bake for 3/4 hour instead of 45 minutes.
I used about a tablespoon of sugar mixed with 3 tablespoons of milk for brushing on the top. Use a pastry brush and generously slather it on. It will soak into the bread making it taste sweet and moist.Here is my Mom, isn't she cute? I love her so much.
Here I am. I know, such a dork.