Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

To get into the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit Emily and I made some Irish Soda Bread.  Every year I have to make a few loaves since we devour it within the day and then I wonder why I only make it once a year for St. Patrick’s Day.  I guess if I made it every day it wouldn’t be so special!

Baking Irish Soda Bread with Emily

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I mixed the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt into a bowl and then Emily scooped it into the bowl.

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Next, she dumped in a cup of raisins.

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Then, poured in 1 1/3 cups buttermilk (we used milk soured with 1 tablespoon of vinegar)

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Emily mixed it together and then I helped her make sure it was all mixed :0)

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I gave Emily a piece to kneed.  She was so excited to have her own piece to work with.   I made a cross in the top of both loaves and put them in the oven to bake for 55 minutes (Emily’s mini loaf only took about 30 minutes to cook)

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Emily enjoying her Irish Soda Bread

 

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

3 cup flour
3 Tbsp. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup raisins
1 1/3 cup buttermilk ( I just add 1 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice to milk)


Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Stir in raisins and buttermilk.  Mix and knead.  Shape into a circle and with a knife make cross in the top.  Bake at 375 for 55 minutes. 

5 comments:

Wonder Mom said...

Oh, what a sweet little lassie you have there- you are blessed to have this wee one's help in the kitchen...

(I have decided I am going to be posting with an "Irish accent" today on everyone's blogs...please humor me...)

Christy said...

We like Irish Soda Bread (yum!) but I have never made it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Brenda said...

I just put soome in the oven. I hope it's good. thanks for the recipe.

Brenda said...

Hi again. Okay the bread was delish. The girls are on there second pieces. I am not a baker because I always mess the recipe up but I will be making this again.

Nancy M. said...

How cool! I've never heard of that!

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