My husband’s Irish grandmother introduced this recipe into the family when she got her new gas cooker together with a Radiation Cookery Book (published by Radiation Ltd. in 1936). You can’t go wrong with a name like that….
It’s a very simple recipe and the bread tastes absolutely delicious with butter, olive oil & salt, jam, marmalade or lemon curd.
Irish folklore says that the cross enables the fairies to escape from the bread. This made me fall in love with the recipe – and its taste justifies my love!
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