Monday, February 1, 2010

St. Brigid's Day

 (Irish Soda Bread and St. Brigid's Cross)

This picture isn't really for you. Nope. Sorry.

It's for Husband. : )

Hurry home, sweetie. I'm trying to keep the hungry hordes at bay!


  1. that looks delicious, especially to someone nursing with intense carb cravings. Will you share your recipe.

  2. Looks delicious in deed. And I love your St. Brigid's cross. We made them last year with our jr. high group -- using pipe cleaners would have been a much better idea.


  3. Robina,

    White Soda Bread

    4 cups all purpose flour.
    1 Teaspoon baking soda
    1 Teaspoon salt
    14 oz of buttermilk

    Preheat the oven to 425 F. degrees. Lightly crease and flour a cake pan.

    In a large bowl sieve and combine all the dry ingredients.

    Add the buttermilk to form a sticky dough. Place on floured surface and lightly knead (too much allows the gas to escape)

    Shape into a round flat shape in a round cake pan and cut a cross in the top of the dough.

    Cover the pan with another pan and bake for 30 minutes (this simulates the bastible pot). Remove cover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

    The bottom of the bread will have a hollow sound when tapped so show it is done.

    Cover the bread in a tea towel and lightly sprinkle water on the cloth to keep the bread moist.


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