you might want to cook up some delicious irish food in two week's time (as i will most certainly be doing) so i wanted to share my favourite recipe with you for traditional irish soda bread. i was lucky enough to find this recipe last year on allrecipes.com - it's a whole wheat version of the white soda bread that's often made nowadays.
doesn't it look scrumptious? so, here's the recipe:
- 4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup bread flour (or normal all purpose, as i used...)
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 C). Lightly grease two baking sheets.
- In a large bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, white flour, rolled oats, baking soda, and salt. Gently mix in the buttermilk until a soft dough is formed. Knead very lightly. Divide dough into 4 pieces; form into rounded flat loaves. Mark each loaf with an 'X' and place on prepared baking sheets.
- Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 to 45 minutes.
so my freebie for today is some irish themed recipe cards to store your irish recipes! i thought it'd be a fun idea to keep your irish recipes on an irish recipe card so you can easily find them when it's time to cook up an irish feast.
if the right click-to-save method doesn't work for you, let me know and i can email the file to you if you'd like to print it out. these cards are sized to print 4 to a standard sized piece of paper, to be cut into 3x5" cards. when you print on the front and back of the same page, you should end up with 4 complete recipe cards.
my favourite style recipe cards i've ever found online are from the tie that binds blog. i LOVE their four designs... very classic. and they're free! go and check these out. click on the image below to go striaght to their recipe card download page.
enjoy! see you tomorrow!