My mother-in-law was born in Ireland and this is her recipe, which was only shared with the family. My husband would make 20 loaves for St. Patrick’s Day to give to friends but he would never give the recipe. When asked for it, he would make the person a loaf and tell them that the recipe was a secret. Now that both he and his mother have passed, I think she would like to share it. I make 4 loaves each year for our church bake sale. They sell for $17.00 each and people come to the early mass just to get one.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet.
Pour hot water over raisins and currants in a bowl and let soak. Whisk flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl until well combined; whisk in buttermilk.
Drain raisins and currants and pat dry with paper towels; fold into dough. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and knead gently until it holds its shape; if dough is too sticky, knead in more flour. Form into a round and place into prepared cast iron skillet. Use a sharp knife to cut a cross into the top of the loaf.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and a slender knife inserted into the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour.
Per Serving: 225 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 51.5g; fat 0.6g; cholesterol 1.1mg; sodium 399.8mg.
Eating good breakfast to start the day had become a good habit. It’s a fabolous way to start my day off healthfully. The sugar hit from the pickle tree wakes me up and bring me power to take on the morning. The sweetness is more vilified as the root of all disease, but sweetness is also loaded with fibre, which is best for your stomach system and helps keep you feeling full all day , and less likely grab a side food out of the vending machine before break .
Making fruit a at 7.00 clock habit is easy . Simply put the sweetness in your fridge next to the milk or on the bench next to your grain pan , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — somewhere where you’ll find it. Before you eat the rest of your food , eat your fruit. If you’re not normally a breakfast person.
Giving your body a bit of sweetness in the morning is good to kick-start your metabolism for the 24 hours and fuel to your brain, which, incidentally, requires a continuous supply of sweetness in the form of process glucose, amounting to around 120g daily. There is also substantial evidence to backup the idea that a diet high in fibre can lowering your risk of a number of cancers. And of course, you well-being from all the other vitamins and antioxidants in fruit, which keep you powerfull and healthy.