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Friday, March 22, 2019

A First Place Winning Recipe for Irish Brown Bread by Josie Riviera

The perfect Irish recipe for the month of March, when all things lead to leprechauns and shamrocks.

I can’t claim this recipe as my own, as it’s a recipe from a dear reader and writer. However, this bread won first place in a Columbus baking contest!

You will need;
6 cups raisins
2 cups raisin water

Cover the raisins with water and cook until tender. Drain, but save two cups of liquid after cooking.

Dry ingredients:
7 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon allspice
4 teaspoons nutmeg
4 teaspoons baking soda

Wet ingredients: (all at room temperature)
1 cups softened butter
3 cups sugar
6 eggs

Sift together dry ingredients and set aside. Blend butter, sugar, and eggs. Add 2 cups of raisin water, then add the wet mixture to the dry mixture. Stir in the 6 cups of wet raisins and blend well.
Pour into 4 greased loaf pans. Bake 1-1 ½ hours at 325 degrees. When done, the top will spring back when touched lightly.

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Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovations. 

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