Friday, October 24, 2008

Bread

Wednesday was chilly and it seemed like the perfect time to make some home-made bread to warm the house and the tummy. I browsed through my Joy of Cooking book and decided to make white bread and Irish soda bread. I had flour everywhere by the time I was done.

Irish soda bread heading into the oven.


Here is the finished product.


Ron loved it and particularly enjoys it as a breakfast treat.

Irish soda bread is easy to make and is wonderful as breakfast or with a hearty soup.


Irish Soda Bread

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan.
Whisk together in a large bowl:
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 5 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries (I chose cranberries)
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
In a separate bowl whisk together:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 stick of melted butter (still warm)
Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until moist.
Scrape into loaf pan and spread evenly.
Slash a large X about 1/2" deep on top of the batter.
Bake 45-50 minutes.
Let cool 5-10 minutes before unmolding.

Enjoy!

1 comment:

Heidigal Condie said...

Looks yummy! I printed your recipe to try later this week.