This week’s assignment was to make Irish Soda Bread from the book. You can find the recipe on page 214. I wasn’t terribly excited about baking it. Could be all the talk of leprachauns from Dorothy made me not want to make it. I’m a little tired of hearing about all the mischief that the ‘little green men’ have been causing, and the imagined mischief that they’ve caused in my own house. Whatever… Sunday morning I woke up ready to bake. This recipe fits into my ‘stupid easy’ category. One bowl. Two measuring cups. Two measuring spoons that didn’t even need to be washed. It doesn’t get much easier than that. *I cut this recipe in half because I didn’t want an enormous loaf of bread lying around that I’d be tempted to eat all by myslef.
It’s super easy. Take some buttermilk
and some flour
and mix it together with some baking soda, salt and I also tossed in about 1 Tabelspoon of sugar
knead it gently. Very gently, and for only a minute. Then put it in a glass baking dish that’s had the bottom buttered.
And bake. Let it bake until your house smells really good and it’s nice and golden brown.
Slice, and serve with butter and house made strawberry jam
I think this recipe could be easily modified….toss in some dried fruit and citrus zest. Grate up some cheese. Or leave it plain….it’s delicious just the way it is!
This week’s TWD/BWJ post is graciously hosted by Carla, of Chocolate Moosey and Cathleen, of My Cullinary Mission. You can find the recipe on their blogs if you’re interested in trying it out. You can also check out the Tuesdays With Dorie blog for a LYL (leave your link) post which will have links to the hundreds of other bloggers that baked Irish Soda Bread this week.