I like easy recipes that don't call for hard-to-find ingredients or lots of prep work. I also like reading old cookbooks and bringing some of the dishes up to date. My recipes don't require you to be a gourmet chef and many of them are simple enough for kids to tackle.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Irish Soda Bread
Just 3 ingredients, what could be easier? Photo by Kate Tompkins
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
14 ounces buttermilk
Preheat oven to 425°F. Add all ingredients to a large bowl
and combine with a fork. Then grease your hands with butter and knead a few
strokes. Press into an 8 inch round cake pan (greased and floured if it isn’t
non-stick). Slash the top in the shape of a cross.
Bake for 30 minutes covered (an upside down pie plate works
well) and another 15 minutes uncovered. Cut into slices or wedges and serve
warm with butter. This bread stales quickly, so should be eaten within 24
Please don’t substitute reconstituted powdered buttermilk or
milk soured with vinegar for the buttermilk. The flavour won’t be right.