Top o' the Day to You!
My precious grandmother and my grandfather,
who passed away the year I was born, were from Ireland.
This Saint Patrick's Day, I celebrate all those Irish souls
who were brave, independent, and strong willed enough
to cross the ocean and begin a new life in America..
To all of them (especially Grammy and Pop Smith)
I say thank you, God Bless, and Slainte!
~ Happy Saint Patrick's Day everyone
Grammy Smith's Irish Soda Bread Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 f.
3 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 t.sp. baking soda
2 t.sps baking powder
1 t.sp. salt
1 c. raisins
2 t.sps. caraway seeds
Mix together: 1 pint sour cream
Then mix into flour mixture. Dough will be sticky. Sprinkle with flour; with floured hands, knead and turn dough to mix thoroughly. Shape into a ball, place in pan. In center of ball, cut a cross shape with a knife.
Bake bread for 1 hour or until cake tester comes out clean.