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Irish Bread

Yield Makes 1 (10 1/2-inch) round

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Cut shortening and butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork until mixture is crumbly. Stir in raisins.

  2. Whisk together milk, eggs, and vinegar; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Pour batter into a greased 10 1/2-inch cast-iron skillet.

  3. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes.

  4. NOTE: Bread also may be baked in 2 greased 8-inch round cakepans for 30 to 35 minutes.