Thursday, March 13, 2008

A recipe for St. Patrick's Day

I was asked for the recipe for Irish Soda Bread last week. It is a great thing to make with tea on Monday for St. Patrick's Day. It is best eaten warm right out of the oven. Enjoy it!

For one loaf:
3 tablespoons butter, softened
2 1/2 cup all~purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup raisins
3/4 cup buttermilk

Cut butter into flour, sugar, baking soda and powder and salt until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in raisins and enough buttermilk to make a soft dough that holds together.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface and need about 1 minute until smooth. Shape into a round loaf and place on a greased (I use a piece of baking paper) cookie sheet. Cut a cross into the load with a bread knife and bake 35 to 45 minutes until golden brown in a 375F oven.


Carolien said...

Looks good, Heidi! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Hugs, Carolien

Nancy said...

Yum, yum, yum. It looks good enough to pull right out of the picture. I know how good it is too.

Regina said...

Hello Heidi
Thanks for the recipe.I will it taste!

Charmingdesigns said...

I enjoyed catching up on your blog. Laurie

Kristen said...

That looks good but I don't think that I have ever had soda bread! ??? Hmmmm.... I might have to try that!


yum. I can't wait to try this recipe. I have been trying to make our food fresh, from scratch...getting away from all that boxed processed food! I even gave up diet coke! yay!


p.s. I love your new header on your blog...very pretty!

Mary said...

Thanks so much for the recipe - I'm planning to make it tomorrow, along with an Irish Stew for Bob! It's one of the few times I still break down and make a meat dish! I'm off to the store shortly to pick up ingredients.

If the rain holds off - we don't get any until it's time for a parade of course - at noon tomorrow we'll go into town and perhaps act silly as the parade passes by!

Heidi I almost caved yesterday - was at Homegoods after dropping Bob at the airport for NY - he'll return late tonight. They were displaying two ladies almost identical to yours - hair style was different. Of course very heavy so had to have a sales assistant get one off the high shelf (how dumb to put them up there!) to find a price. Not expensive, and I almost brought her home, but had these guilty 'copycat' thoughts so didn't! Of course I could go back there later today?????

Have a great weekend dear - are you off to the cottage?

diane said...

I will definitely be making the bread. You know we are all bread hounds here! I will let you know how it is rec'd. : ) Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Andylynne said...

I love Soda Bread! Can't wait to try your recipe. My mom loves St. Patricks day and we have celebrated it for years. Were more Scottish than Irish, but we can claim some Irish blood :) I'm enjoying Dants prayer. Can't turn it up I'm at work but it's nice non the less. Have a great weekend!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Heidi~
That Soda Bread sounds great! Thanks for the recipe. I have to tell you that I love the lady in your last post! I would have bought her too....

carolr said...

Hi Heidi. You Do certainly share some good information! Since I have HTE WHOLE WEEK off, I shall try it. Happy St. Pat's Day to yu and yours.

Miss Jean said...

Heidi: Thanks for stopping by my blog! Wow - all the way from Holland. Don't you just love St. Patrick's Day. A holiday where you can just have fun without all the work. We always do the corned beef and cabbage and Irish tea.

Have a wonderfull weekend!!!

Ragged Roses said...

That looks like a great recipe Heidi, just perfect with a cup of tea! Hope you're having a good weekend

Anonymous said...

By chance do you have a touch of Irish in your blood, dear Heidi? I certainly do! Your soda bread looks delicious. I know what you mean about making time to bake ... since I've cut back on my computer time I've been able to bake again and I realized how much I'd missed doing it.

The bust is beautiful and I love the poem you chose ~ it's one of my favourites.

I'm so happy to see that you received your Romantic Homes ~ and Victoria! Spring looks beautiful in Holland ... enjoy your weekend!

~ hugs, Lynda xox

Lilysmom said...

Wonderful! I'll be making that for our St. Patrick's Day Party today!