I’ve made proper soda bread for this blog before but this has come to be my favorite version, and this one is tarted up with currants, butter and egg. SO BE IT because it is very good. This is also a great bread to give as a gift, and I have split up one batch to… Continue reading Ina Garten’s Irish Soda Bread
I’ve mentioned before that I’m typically quite bad at baking bread but I’ve improved of late. In fact, I’ll have an updated recipe for brown bread just as soon as I made another loaf and remember to take pictures of it before we eat all of it. Yeast breads though – woof. I’ve gotten better… Continue reading No-Knead Crusty Bread.
We’re having my parents over for brunch next weekend, so I’ve begun looking at recipes. I want to make something that I wouldn’t ordinarily make just for the two of us, like baked French toast. I just happened to get my King Arthur catalog in the mail last week and pretty much immediately fixated on… Continue reading Berry and cinnamon swirl bread.
Just a couple of things happening at HQ… For Mother’s Day I made my mother a loaf of Irish soda bread. Since I wrote these posts, I’ve tried several traditional bread recipes—for both brown bread and soda bread—and I’ve finally arrived at my favorite of the lot. It’s this one, with a few modifications: namely,… Continue reading Odds & ends.
More bread! From Éire! When we visited Ireland late last year I bought a loaf of brown bread in Avoca on one of our first days there. For the next several days I very much enjoyed getting up in the morning and having a slice (or uh…maybe two) with lots and lots of Kerrygold slathered… Continue reading Irish Brown Bread.
We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by eating. All day long. Mostly meat. My boyfriend was born in Dublin, Ireland and is therefore the authority on Irish foods for occasions like this. On Saturday we went and bought Irish bacon, bangers, black pudding, the right kind of beans, a brisket for corned beef and of course… Continue reading Irish soda bread.