St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and you know what that means-time to get your Irish Soda Bread on! And no, not while you are drunk like all the people near my street at the holiday parade. You will prepare the bread fully sober.
Now, if you are anything like me, you buy that insanely overpriced jar of caraway seeds each year but you only use them for Irish Soda Bread. Am I right? Then when it’s St. Patrick’s Day, you can’t find the dang jar or they are so stale you need to throw them out.
Well, I have a surprise for you; I have a whole big jar of them that my friend gave me and they are fresh and robust smelling. I am willing to give you enough for your TWO soda breads but it will come at a price. The price is $25 for 2 Tablespoons. Yes, you heard me correctly. The money will go directly toward me teaching someone from the Innocence Project who could use extra money to get groceries. I am not charging for my teaching services.
If you are local and let me know that you want your 2 Tablespoons of fresh caraway seeds, you will contact me, leave me the money and I will give you the seeds. Or just send me some money if you are not local. It’s that easy.
You can contact me at 646-373-2456.
Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
Here is the recipe:
Irish Soda Bread:
1/4 cup white sugar
3 cups white flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup Crisco or veg. shortening (they have one without hydrogenated oils at Whole Foods now which is great!)
1 1/2 cups buttermilk or whole milk
1 cup golden raisins
1 TBS caraway seeds
Sift first 5 ingredients together (buy a sifter!). With a fork, beat into dry ingredients the egg, crisco, and milk. When all are combined, mix in raisins and caraway seeds. Form into a ball, dust the ball with flour, and lay on a greased, round cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees until a fork comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Enjoy!