Monday, March 14, 2011

Make it Monday

It is that time again to choose something delicious for "Make it Monday." Well, since it is St. Patty's day this week I made Blarney stones but that isn't all I made. Today, I'm making Irish Soda Bread since I've never made it before. Blarney stones are way too easy but equally delicious. So here is the recipe...

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 TBS butter, at room temp
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1 TBS all purpose flour for dusting

1-Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking sheet.

2-Sift the flours, baking soda, and salt together into a bowl. Make a well in the center and add the butter and buttermilk. Working outward from the center, stir with a fork until a soft dough is formed.

3-With floured hands, gather the dough into a ball.

4-Transfer to a floured surface and knead for 3 minutes. Shape the dough into a large round.

5-Place on the baking sheet. Cut a cross in the top with a sharp knife.

6-Dust with flour. Bake until brown, 40-50 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.

Only 6 steps. Easy peasy. Till next time...

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