|Still warm from the oven…I couldn’t help myself|
This weeks pick for Tuesdays with Dorie was Irish Soda Bread. This is a bread I’m very familiar with. I’ve been making it since my children were small. A friend of mine, who happened to be Irish gave me a recipe many years ago. It has been my “go to” recipe for soda bread all these years. It always comes out perfect! I really was a bit skeptical about trying a different recipe but hey, it’s Marion Cunningham’s recipe…a master baker!
This recipe was very basic. Flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. Mix all the dry ingredients together then add the buttermilk. Don’t overwork this dough or it will make the final product tough. That’s pretty much it! I made one just as written, and since I favor a slightly sweet soda bread, I made one with ¾ cup of sugar added to the dry ingredients along with raisins. Both of these loaves came out absolutely lovely. I guess I have a new recipe to add to my “go to” file.
I had made a wonderful Guinness beef stew for St. Patrick’s Day and served my plain loaf with it! Absolutely wonderful with plenty of butter and, for dipping it in the delicious gravy!
Thanks to our hostesses this week for Baking with Julia! Cathy of My Culinary Mission made a lovely version with Gruyere cheese, and Carla of Chocolate Moosey made a more traditional bread. The recipes can be found on their blogs. Happy Tuesday!!
|All the ingredients….flour, salt, baking soda and buttermilk…don’t forget the raisins!|
|My sweet soda bread with raisins|
|Both of my lovely soda breads|
|This plain loaf was wonderful with my stew|
|This sweet bread was oh so yummy for breakfast or tea time!|
|Wonderfully moist and delicious!|