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Favorite Irish Bread

 Favorite Irish Bread
My friend Mary Manning was born in Ireland-and so was her easy-to-make bread recipe. Folks stand in line to get a slice. Serve it with butter, jam and a hot cup of tea. —Sadie M. Rotondo, Rockland, Massachusetts
27 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups raisins
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In
  • a small bowl, whisk the egg, milk and butter. Stir into dry
  • ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins and caraway seeds
  • if desired.
  • Transfer to a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake
  • at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 145 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.