St. Patrick’s Day, Just Another Reason to Consume Carbs
by Girl Gone Domestic
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day always confused me, I mean, what’s the point? I understand St. Valentine’s Day, who doesn’t love Valentine’s Day, and the way in which its celebrated? A good excuse to eat large quantities of chocolate, the hubby brings you flowers and gifts whether you deserve them or not, its definitely a darn good holiday! But who needs a good excuse to wear green? I do know that St. Pat was an early Christian missionary, but I still don’t get the cause for celebration. OK, OK, I know for some its an excuse to get sloppy drunk on some dark ale, but for us non drinkers!? Just questions on my mind. But I did take the advantage to make some delicious carbohydrate laden foods with the kids, I guess to honor St. Patrick.
Irish Soda Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Cut in coconut oil or butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in raisins, if desired. Make a well in the center of the mixture. In a small mixing bowl combine egg and buttermilk. Add all at once to dry
mixture. Stir just until moistened. On a lightly floured surface knead dough 10 to 12 strokes until nearly smooth. Shape into a 7-inch round loaf.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place bread dough on baking sheet. With a sharp knife, make 2 slashes in the top to form an X. Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 30 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.
Benny being helpful before he was unhelpful.
Evie sits in her chair on the counter and supervises.
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil
1/3 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
In a medium mixing bowl combine flour and sugar. Using a pastry blender cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling.
Stir in rolled oats. Form mixture into a ball and knead until smooth. On a lightly floured surface roll dough into an 8×6-inch rectangle about 1/2 inch
thick. Using a knife, cut into twenty-four 2×1-inch strips. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in the 325 degree F oven for 20 to