Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the bend, how will you celebrate? We happen to live in a city that takes this holiday seriously – I’m talking a huge parade, green beer, leprechaun pub crawls, hell, even our local Kosher bakery serves green bagels in honor of Saint Patrick! In a city with myriad ways to celebrate this holiday, I choose baking.
I first had Irish Soda Bread while on a trip to Ireland when I was young and it made an indelible impression on this foodie. I like to think of Soda Bread as a giant fluffy scone that goes best with Kerrygold butter (god’s gift to Ireland) and a hot cup of tea…
2 cups of all-purpose while flour
1/2 white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 & 1/2 pint sour cream
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1.) Pre-heat oven to 325º
2.) Mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
3.) Add in the eggs and sour cream, mix well.