Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Little Chit-Chat today and a Recipe IRISH SODA BREAD!

It is soooooooo cold here at the Jersey shore right now! Yesterday, it was 14 degrees at 9:30 a.m. I took my son to basketball practice and nearly froze my dupa off!  Since, it's wintertime I decided to bake something new from a recipe I had stashed away several years.

Doesn't it look good?  It was GOOD!

This recipe comes from Jenny's Restaurant in Lahaska, Pennsylvania. Although, Jenny's is no longer in Lahaska I am still enjoying their soda bread.

Years ago, my friends and I would go to New Hope, PA for a girl's weekend. Jenny's was our favorite restaurant to have lunch.


4 cups all purpose flour
3 tbs.  sugar
4 tbs.  baking powder
1 cup  currants or dark raisins
½ tsp.  baking soda
2 cups buttermilk
1 tsp.   salt
a little melted butter
a little sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Heat oven 350 degrees. Grease and flour cookie sheet. (I used PAM and no flour). Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Stir in raisins. Add buttermilk, mix until it forms a dough ball, add cinnamon, mix slightly. Knead by machine or hand for 5 min. (I did it by hand right in the bowl-I put flour on my hands so not to stick). Form dough in 3 or 4 oval balls. Bake 35-40 minutes until loaf is lightly browned and sounds hollow. Remove to wire rack (I used a pizza rack) brush with the melted butter and dust with the little bit of sugar.

I don't pretend to be a great cook. I usually take a recipe and make it my own. comes out pretty darn good! Enjoy! This soda bread makes great toast.




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