Irish Freckle Bread Recipe

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Irish Freckle Bread

Laura Daszynicz


Irish freckle bread is a sort of glorified raisin bread made with potatoes. It is said that a famous poet gave it its amusing name.

This recipe came from my Holiday Breads Cookbook. by Clara Gebhard Snyder. A service of standard brands incorporated, the makers of fleischmann's yeast. This is a little back ground of the cookbook.

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2 pkg
dry yeast or 2 cakes of compressed yeast
1 c
very warm potato water
1/4 c
mashed potatoes
8 Tbsp
4-4 1/2 c
sifted flour
1 tsp
eggs beaten
1/2 c
melted shortening
1 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare potatoes and potato water. Sprinkle yeast into very warm potato water. (crumble compressed yeast into very warm potato water). Stir until dissolved. Add mashed potatoes, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 cup of the flour. Beat smooth. Cover and let rise until bubbly. (about 1/2 hour). Stir down. Add 6 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 cup of the flour. Beatsmooth. Stir eggs, then cooled melted shortening. Add raisins. Stir in 1 1/2 cups more flour. Sprinkle about 1/2 cup flour on board. Turn dough out on flour. Kneed until smooth (5to 7 minutes), adding any remaining flour as needed. Shape into a ball. Place in lightly greased bowl cover and let rise (about ! hour). Punch down. Divide dough into 4 equal parts.Let rest 5 minutes. Shape each part into slender loaf about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Put 2 loaves side by side into greased loaf pan. 4/3/4 x 3/4 inches. Let rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour). Bake in moderate oven(350 degrees). 1 hour.

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