09 March 2013

"Erin Go Bragh."

UGGGGG!!!!!!!! My second flub.

Dear Friends,

They say when things come, they usually come in sets of three. I heard three pieces of news this past week. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The good news is that the maple sap is running like a broken faucet left on high and we should produce lots of maple syrup. The bad news is that my daughter and grandson are moving 2000 miles away from me and I will miss them very much. And the ugly news, well I tried making Irish Soda Bread, one of the easiest recipes in my half Irish world, and it failed each time. That is until I tried this recipe. I recalled seeing it in the Fine Cooking magazine months ago and remember the article saying something like, " the no fail Irish Soda Bread". It was right. This bread came out tasty, light, and cooked to a goldenness that tempted me to eat half the warm loaf smothered in butter before it even touched the dinner table. I enhanced the bread by adding 2 TBS caraway seeds and a handful of golden raisins. Give it a try and have a Happy St Patrick's Day.

Irish Soda Bread

    "May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours. That stay with you all the year long."


PS    Take my advise and make two loafs. One for you and one for the rest of the family.

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