Irish Soda Bread Our Way


Irish Soda Bread Our Way
1 Egg
1 pint sour cream
3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 t. cream of tartar
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 cup raisins (or dried cranberries, chopped apricots, etc.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an iron frying pan. If you dont have one use an 8 inch cake plan or pie plate.

Beat egg in mixing bowl, add sour cream and mix well. To the wet mixture, add the dry ingredients and mix until slightly combined. Don't overmix, just until it starts to clump together. Then add a cup of raisins and mix in. Raisins are the traditional addition, but sometimes I use dried cranberries or dried cherries. I might even throw in a bit of almond extract (with the cherries) or a teaspoon of grated orange peel (with the cranberries) if I am feeling fruity. Whatever blows your skirt up, as they probably never say in Ireland. The dough will be sticky. Really sticky but not to worry since you just dump it in the pan. No need to knead.

Spread dough in lightly greased iron frying pan and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!