IRISH SWEET CAKE/SPOTTED DOG
Rose Mary Mogan
I used this particular recipe to compliment the Braised Eye of the Round steaks that I made for dinner.
This bread is known by other names depending on which region of Ireland you are from, Curnie Cake, Railway Cake & others. The wives often made this bread to reward their husbands for the hard labor they had done in the fields, & depending on what she had on hand,determined what ingredients were used in it.
4 call purpose flour (sifted)
1-2 Tbspsugar, (i used 2)
1 tspsalt (level)
1 tspbaking soda (sifted)
3/4 craisins, currants, or golden raisins ( i used about twice as much)
1 1/4 csour milk or butter milk ( i had to use more)
1 largeegg (free range if available)
How to Make IRISH SWEET CAKE/SPOTTED DOG
- Place in a greased cast iron skillet. MY CHOICE, ORIGINAL RECIPE DID NOT SAY TO GREASE SKILLET.
- Smear butter over sliced bread while still warm if desired. MY HUSBAND LOVED THIS BREAD, said it tasted similiar to Irish soda bread. It is similiar but only made with one type of flour instead of two.
NOTE: I DID COVER MY RAISINS IN WATER & HEATED THEM IN MICROWAVE FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES, TO ADD A LITTLE MORE MOISTURE TO THE BREAD.