I am so excited about sharing on No Time For Flash Cards today. I have been following this blog for such a long time and love Allison’s ideas. My son (JDaniel) loves to cook and bake with me. With Saint Patrickâ€™s Day drawing near I thought it would be fun to make Irish Soda Bread. Bread making has always been a challenge for me. The end products are usually rather tough because I have over kneaded them. Bread that tastes like a rock or should I say Blarney Stone isnâ€™t good at all.
While searching through recipes online, I found one for Irish Soda Bread that didnâ€™t require any kneading at all, instead only stirring, called Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread on AllRecipes.com. My son, of course, loves to stir. This sounded like a great recipe for us.
It is super easy, too. This one just required dumping in ingredients and then stirring. We are both really good at that.
Here is the recipe:
Easy Irish Soda Bread
3 cups of bleached flour (I used unbleached.)
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1/3 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
2 cups of buttermilk
¼ cup of melted butter
1 cup of raisins or a dried fruit your children like, to taste
1. Grease the bottom of a loaf pan and then preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
2. Measure carefully and then dump in all the dry ingredients.
4. Add the egg and then melted butter.
5. Stir until all the ingredients are moist.
6. Add raisins and stir just until they are blended into the mixture.
7. Pour into pan, then spread evenly.
8. Bake for one hour until fully cooked through and golden brown.
9. Let it cool overnight.
10. After exercising patience, then serve and enjoy!
JDaniel4’s Mom spent about twenty years teaching children as an elementary school teacher in Virginia and South Carolina before becoming a mom. Now her four-year-old son JDaniel is, of course, teaching her to explore the world through his eyes. She hosts a weekly link-up called Read.Explore.Learn. that encourages bloggers to share ways they are extending ideas they have read in books with their children through crafts, learning experiences, cooking and more.
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