St. Patrick’s Day
is on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
A simple quick bread to bake for St. Patty’s day is
Irish Soda Bread.
Found a recipe on one of Laura Vitale’s YouTube videos. If you’re pressed for time and yet want to enjoy fresh baked bread, Irish Soda Bread is the way to go. It’s quick, easy, and your end product is a hearty loaf of bread. Laura Vitale has lots of great recipes on YouTube. Recipes are on Laura’s blog as well.
Simple ingredients mixed together.
Dough formed into a round loaf…slits cut into dough…ready for baking.
IRISH SODA BREAD for St. Patrick’s Day
Recipe by Laura Vitale
Adapted by Carmen Ortiz of sometimes SAVORY
Yield: Serves 8
4 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
1 ¼ cups of buttermilk
¾ cup raisins
½ cup chopped walnuts, roasted
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2) Line a 9-inch round pan with parchment paper.
3) Combine: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in mixer.
4) Add butter cubes to dry ingredients. Mix until resembles coarse crumbs.
5) Add buttermilk in measuring cup.
6) Add eggs to buttermilk. Wisk until combined.
7) Pour milk mixture into the dry ingredients.
8) Mix just until combined.
9) Add raisins and walnuts.
10) Gently mix. Do not overmix.
11) Flour countertop with flour.
12) Transfer dough from bowl to work surface.
13) Knead dough to form a round loaf shape.
14) Place loaf on parchment lined pan.
15) Make an X on the dough with a knife.
16) Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, or tap to hear for hollowness.
17) Allow to cool on wire rack.
18) Serve warm or cold. Serve plain or with butter or jam.
Dab a bit of bacon butter on your slice of Irish Soda Bread…just a thought.
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In response to Laura Vitale’s question (in video at frame 4:45)…
When it’s a lazy day at home with nothing planned, would you rather:
make a pot of soup, something that requires little work,
do you prefer to do something ‘hands on’ where you can spend more time doing it?
My answer: I prefer to do something ‘hands on’.
Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!
Sometimes SAVORY…cooking is art revealed
NOTE: Dessert recipes can be found on my dessert blog, Baking is my Zen.
Photography by Carmen Ortiz ~All Rights Reserved.
Not to be used without permission.