Whole wheat irish soda bread

Spring — wherefore art thou? A Nor’easter blew through my region the other day, covering tulips, daffodils, and everything else in its path with nearly three feet of snow. Banana bread best recipe I took advantage of the day by re-making and re-photographing my recipe for Irish Soda Bread. Banana bread recipe 2 bananas And afterwards, I did what any self-respecting food blogger would do:

Irish Soda Bread is a cinch to make! I make mine with hearty whole wheat, tangy buttermilk, and dark brown sugar.


How to make banana bread moist It’s irresistibly delicious.

Now, I hope you won’t mind, but a little leprechaun will be assisting us in the kitchen today. She’s snowed-in, too.

Historically-speaking, Irish soda bread is baked as a free-form ball, with a cross cut into the top to ward off evil spirits.

Since I’m an unabashed heretic, I bake the dough in a loaf pan. Best banana nut bread This way I can easily slice the bread for delicious sandwiches and magnificent toast.

To start, pour 2 cups graham flour and 1 cup all-purpose flour into a big bowl.

No graham flour in your pantry? Use ordinary whole wheat flour.

Then whisk in 3 tablespoons of dark brown sugar. Classic banana bread recipe You’ll end up with some tiny lumps of sugar in the bread, but that’s a good thing. Healthy banana nut bread As any 19th century Irish cook will tell you, the eater who receives such a sugar-clump in his or her slice of bread will be blessed with good luck.*

*I dare you to produce a 19th-century Irish cook who will contradict the above statement.

Now find a spoon that’s as green as the grass in County Kilkenny…

Scoop the dough into a generously buttered bread pan, and spread it out with a spatula.

Bake until the bread rises about 1 inch above the rim of the pan, and the crust turns a beautiful shade of brown — 45-50 minutes.

Let the loaf cool for 5 minutes in the pan, and then unmold it onto a wire rack.

It’s even better when toasted and topped with homemade butter.

You don’t have to wait for St. Yummy banana bread recipe Patrick’s Day to make this soda bread. Simple banana nut bread You can make it today, during a snowstorm, just as I did.

The snowstorm in question. Oatmeal banana bread This photo was snapped early in the day, when my garden was still…recognizable.

Did the “blizzard of 2017” strike your garden, too? Console yourself with some Irish Soda Bread!

And here, because I love you, is the above recipe in printable format:

A quick bread for any day, and certainly for St. Bread banana Patrick’s Day! Delicious for sandwiches and toast.

• Center the oven rack; preheat the oven to 375°F. Banana bread recipe simple Grease a 9×5 (or 8×4) loaf pan. Banana bread moist recipe Whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Simply recipes banana bread Then whisk in the brown sugar. Banana bread best (Don’t worry about small clumps of sugar.) Whisk the beaten egg into the buttermilk.

• Using a stout spoon, stir the wet ingredients into the dry. Blueberry banana bread Then scoop the dough into the prepared loaf pan. Easy recipe banana bread Use a spatula to distribute the dough evenly in the pan.

• Bake until the bread rises about 1 inch above the rim of the pan, and its crust sounds hollow when rapped with your knuckles — 45-50 minutes. Best easy banana bread recipe Let cool for 5 minutes, and then unmold onto a wire rack. Quick easy banana bread Cool completely before slicing.

Western CT by the NY border got hit with heavy wet snow. Chocolate chip banana bread recipe Question please- Why do your boxwoods look so clean of heavy snow? I actually thought about you personally yesterday when I was cleaning the two/three feet of snow off of my own topiaries. Banana bread healthy I wondered if you clean the heavy snow off of them to prevent damage. Sugarless banana bread I have about thirty that are clipped tight and thus suffer with heavy snow as the branches suffer and they look like they will break any second. Banana bread simple So I swoop the snow off with a snow rake and a broom. Super moist banana bread I look ridiculous but nothing ever breaks that way. Recipe of banana bread It has when I refused to clean them and the weight of the snow breaks branches.

Actually the snow cover is good for our plants with our bitter nights.

My sister in Maine is still without power as they got a heavy wind but only about four inches snow but damaging winds on the coast. I need a recipe for banana bread Hope everyone without power gets it soon.

PS Your bread looks delicious want to try– but afraid I will eat the whole loaf too! Yummy!!!! Spring is coming ??

We’re having corned beef with red cabbage, and I had planned on making soda bread. 3 banana bread recipe Now, I don’t have to look up the recipe –thank, Kevin!

We only got a couple inches of snow, here in Minnesota. Low fat banana bread recipe There has been no sign of spring, except the lilacs are budding a little. Banana bread loaf recipe I’d be really upset to have a blizzard cover the tulips and daffodils (it’s happened). Low calorie banana bread recipe I only plant late-blooming varieties, now, for that reason.

Hi Jerry – Do give this bread a test-drive. Banana blueberry bread I think you’ll like it!

Hi Debbie – I snapped the garden picture early in the day, when the snow was only a foot high. Yummy banana bread In just a minute, I’ll post another picture, snapped post-storm. Simple banana nut bread recipe You are doing the right thing, knocking the snow from your boxwood. Small banana bread recipe Less chance of breakage then.

I have all the ingredients to make your bread. Easy recipe for banana nut bread I’ll try it right now…no kneading; I love it. Banana nut bread easy recipe I anxiously await the next storm for another of your cold weather recipes and maybe a picture of your Leprechaun playing in the snow.

I am very concerned – you did not mark a cross in the dough before baking, nor put in currants. How to make banana bread recipe This may lead to bad weather – see, it works.

I make it drier shape into ball and bake in round dish, then eat with an adequate amount of corned brisket, cabbage and dark beer.

don’t know what to make of it so to help them, yesterday we were granted a

bit of overcast skies and light drizzle. Banana bread simply recipes Some upcoming rain in the forecast but

it shouldn’t halt traffic quite like what everyone in the East is enduring right now.

The bread looks great, Kevin. Bake banana bread I’d eat the whole loaf too, if I could tolerate the gluten!

Also, my girlfriend Mickey made this stew last time you gave it and said it was delicious!! And she is hard to please!! So, good job!!

Bummer about all your snow. Easy banana bread recipes moist Can you harvest it for margaritas??!!

Happy St Patrick’s Day from Co Kildare Kevin. Extra moist banana bread It is very difficult to resist eating that lovely Irish Soda bread alright. Healthy banana nut bread recipe Spread it liberally with Irish creamery butter and lovely strawberry jam and worry about the consequences tomorrow. Easy banana bread recipe 2 bananas Enjoy

Why of course the storm hit my area! I’m on the other end of the state but I think you got it much worse then we did. Tasty banana bread recipe I haven’t checked the seeds I winter sowed but I’m sure they will do okay. Baking banana bread I can only hope. Easy way to make banana bread I will say my chickens HATED the storm. The best banana nut bread This is their first winter and they are not impressed. 5 banana bread recipe In fact I have a hen named Ginger who made it her mission to go to the doorway of the run to loudly complain and scold the snowflakes several times a day. Traditional banana bread recipe I think she thought if she did it long and loud enough that the snow and wind would go away. Light banana bread recipe The storm did manage to bring the baker out in me as we had plenty of eggs and baking helps to warm the house. Super easy banana bread So after two kinds of cookies, sweet rolls, a loaf of Pain de Mie bread, a batch of Greek yogurt and a nice pot of potato soup with bacon and cheese the house not only smelled wonderful but was quite warm. All recipes banana bread Speaking of eggs, I need really good recipes for eggs. How to make banana bread easy In the thirty days I’ve had the chickens they have given me 125 eggs. Best banana bread ever recipe And this is the off time for them. Two banana bread recipe They aren’t laying in full swing yet!!!

Had to try your soda bread recipe, but was out of white flour, so subbed t C. Amazing banana bread of Ivory wheat, instead. Banana bread recipe from scratch Also threw in a T. Banana bread recipe 4 bananas of caraway seed and about 1/3 C of Craisins. Banana bread recipe easy moist Came out like a loaf of heaven! Thank you for the recipe! It is worthy of printing and addu=ing to the permanent collection!

BTW, When do you suppose you’ll be throwing another open house? Would like a tour and my wife and I aren’t that far away, here in NW Ct.

What a great way to spend a snow day inside with Lily, making bread. How do you make banana bread If I make this bread in a glass loaf pan, does the cook time or oven temp need to be changed ? Looking forward to trying it.

We had a few inches of snow, but not nearly as much as you had, Kevin. Best recipe banana bread That was quite the storm.

Top of the morning to you Kevin, and I’m sure you’re wishing me the cream of the day. Ultimate banana bread recipe The “cream” of the day on our St. Award winning banana bread Patrick’s Day was your soda bread. Easy bake banana bread Simple and delicious. How to banana bread It tasted just like the soda bread we had every morning in Lisdornvarna, Ireland, Homemade by Mrs. 1 banana bread recipe O Neil every morning.

Kevin is an award-winning food, garden and lifestyle guru who lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. Banana bread butter His recipes have appeared in dozens of newspapers. Sweet banana bread recipe He has contributed countless gardening articles to African Violet Magazine, Berkshire Home Style Magazine, and Garden Design Magazine.

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