Irish Soda Bread

Adapted from: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/irish-soda-bread-recipe

Quick and Easy Bread: No Kneading

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/4 cups Bread Flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 8 pieces
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1 large egg

Combine, Flours Sugar and Baking Soda. Cut in Butter, making sure there are no large chunks incorporated into the flour mixture.
Flours

Butter

Yup I did it in 6 not 8 but oh well!

Add Buttermilk and egg, Everything should come together, should not be dry or have any extra. If its slightly dry add a tablespoon of liquid and combine.

Dough

Shape into a ball and add to a greased pan. I used a bread pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 45-50 minutes

Bread1 Bread3 Bread 2

Serve with the Lentil Soup from Previous Post: https://peskyapronstrings.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/lentil-vegetable-soup/

I didn’t add salt to my bread, because I was pairing it with the soup which had salt. I don’t tend to use a lot of salt, it far more healthier to omit those things.

Hope you enjoy the meal.

 

 

 

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~Zucchini Bread~

If you are not sure what a Zucchini is, then you probably need to do some research. It is a summertime green squash, almost looks like a cucumber.

 

Zucchini

Zucchini (Photo credit: Farmanac)

 

Yes, it’s a veggie. But like the carrot can be incorporated into something sweet or savory.

 

It’s one of those things that makes a great spice cake, or spice bread, which is what Zucchini bread is if you combine the right ingredients.

 

Okay, Peel your Zucchini, Cut the ends off. Grate your Zucchini on a cheese grater on the small side.(not the mini, or large)

Zucchini shredded

 

Set aside,

 

Combine these two ingredients. 1 and 1/3 cups of sugar and two eggs.

 

Add in the grated Zucchini.

Zucchini and Sugar

 

Add 2/3 cup melted butter. (not hot), mix to combine

 

Add 2 tsp. Baking soda into the mixture.

Spice

 

Add 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp Nutmeg

 

Add 3 cups of flour a little bit at a time, The batter will be lumpy.

Batter

Pour into greased loaf pans. Bake in a preheated oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

(Large loaf pans will take longer, my mini loafs only took about 20-25 minutes)

 

You can add nuts, berries, raisins to the mixture if you like.

Finsihed