oven to 375° F.
In a large mixing bowl,
sift together flour, salt, sugar and baking soda. Cut shortening into
mixture with a pastry blender until it resembles coarse oatmeal.
Add currants and caraway
seeds. Blend gently, gently. Gradually mix in buttermilk, then whiskey.
Turn onto a floured surface
and knead for 3 - 4 minutes or until dough is smooth. Form into an eight
inch round and place on a greased baking sheet. Cut a cross 1/2 inch deep
into top center of the dough. Brush remaining tablespoon of milk lightly
across top of loaf.
Bake for 40 - 45 minutes
in a preheated 375° F oven. Cool on a wire rack.
recipe from www.inmamaskitchen.com
Contributor: Donna Serbe Davis for Mary Merz
to Irish cooking and St. Patrick's day
"What butter and whiskey will not cure there's no cure for"Irish Proverb