today, i wanted to share with you a delicious recipe for irish potato bread. i used to eat this a lot when i was younger when my momma would make up an "ulster fry" which consisted of fried potato bread, soda bread, eggs, bacon, sausages, black pudding (which does not taste as delicious as it sounds!) and sometimes tomatoes. my favourites were always the potato and soda bread. now that i've learned to make them, they don't last very long in my house! as a consequence, i don't have a picture yet of my recipe, so i've 'borrowed' one from The Foodie Bugle until i take my own. they have a great article about irish breads - particularly northern irish... i encourage you to check it out!
- 4 medium potatoes (peeled and cut)
- A pinch of salt
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour (and extra for dusting)
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- Boil potatoes until tender or for about 20 minutes. Drain. Mash until smooth.
- Place in medium bowl while still warm. Stir in flour, salt, and melted butter. Mix thoroughly until dough forms.
- On a well-floured surface, knead the dough lightly. The dough will be sticky. Use a floured rolling pin to flatten into a 9-inch circle about ¼ inch thick. Cut into quarters using a floured knife.
- Sprinkle a little flour into the base of a skillet and cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until evenly browned. Season with a little salt and serve straight away.
and that brings me to the freebie bit for today. i happened across another awesome blog: how does she? who has prepared some excellent st patrick's day party printables designed by chickabug, so they've gotta be good. you have to become a reader to be able to get the printables, but they are SO worth it! there are little flags, and round buttons, and even fun paper wraps to place around bottles of water.
so get on over there and print these off and have a great party!