|Irish soda bread with a pat of butter|
Even though I’m not Irish, I like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Every year, I usually cook either Irish stew or corned beef, either one accompanied by Irish soda bread.
This soda bread recipe by Ina Garten is one I have made for years; it’s easy to prepare and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Also, it has one of her “signature” ingredients, grated orange zest. Ina adds orange zest to many of her desserts, and it adds a touch of unexpected freshness. Served with a pat of Irish butter, this soda bread is an easy way to start a family tradition.
|toss the currants with flour so they won't sink to the bottom of the bread|
|mix until the butter is in pea sized bits|
|add the beaten egg and orange zest to the buttermilk|
|slowly add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients|
|finally, add the currants|
|ready for the oven|
|my bread was a bit misshapen, but was still wonderful!|
Click here to see Ina Garten’s recipe