-Old Irish Saying
We take St. Patrick’s Day very seriously here at Throwback Road. My father is a born and raised Boston Irishman. I grew up on Corned Beef and Cabbage and continue that tradition with my boys today. We will start off St. Patrick’s Day morning with a traditional breakfast of Irish Bangers, bacon, mushroom, onions, and eggs. The evening meal will be Corned Beef and Cabbage with Irish Soda Bread. All toped off with a creamy Guinness Beer. I make my Irish Soda Bread a day ahead of time because it gives it a chance to really develop its flavor. The recipe is quick and easy and your family will enjoy its subtle sweet taste. Slainte!
Irish Soda Bread
- 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup organic sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan ( I use my cast iron loaf pan)
- Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened.
- Stir in butter.
- Pour into prepared pan. Let dough sit in pan for at least 30 min before sticking it in the oven. This allows the soda to do its magic.
- Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor.
This is right before I popped her in the oven…
The after shot….nice and golden brown, and my house smells amazing!
I hope everyone has a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day. Make sure to wear your green!