Wednesday, March 17, 2010

This was the best Irish soda bread I ever ate. So easy and quick to make! I think it is so good this time because I used half whole wheat pastry flour and half unbleached white. It has a beautiful color, and "crumb", as they say
..and even though I forgot the salt, had a great flavor!
Here is the recipe again...
Irish Soda Bread 2010

2 tbsp melted butter
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
1 egg

1 3/4 cup buttermilk
2 level teaspoons baking soda
2 cups wheat flour
2 1/2 cups white flour
1/2 tsp salt
Raisins -3/4 cup or so
Combine all ingredients. The dough will be sticky and wet. You may want to add more flour so it has more cohesiveness. Mound it up in your hands and plop onto an oiled baking sheet or pie pan. Use a pie pan if you think the dough may spread out...that is, if the dough is not that stiff.
Place mound on baking sheet, cut X in top and brush with buttermilk.

Bake 50-55 minutes or an hour at 350 degrees

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Solving the Mystery of Duros

For years, I would see these in the produce section of our grocery a big bin. i never knew what they were! I thought they were flavored bullion things to make soup with. is what I learned by asking the guy at the store who stocks these things: Duros!
You fry them or microwave them..they puff up and you put tapatio sauce on them and eat them...I microwaved these 4 for half a minute....