My favorite Irish soda bread, as posted every year. Enjoy!
"A best friend is like a four leaf clover : hard to find and lucky to have!"
Slàinte (pronounced: slawncha, like "lawn-chair" but with an "s" in front of it, is how one would say Cheers in Irish Gaelic)
Happy 282nd Saint Pat's Day America!
This year it's Friday, March 17th! With many being bit by the leprechaun earlier in time for the many parades through the country beginning today.
- The 4-leaf clover ~ each leaf has it's own meaning according to Irish Folk-Lore ~ Faith, Hope, Love and Luck. A person who finds one will meet a future lover on the same day the 4-leaf clover is found :). The 3 or 4 leaf clover brings good luck and protects against evil.
The oldest and largest of the St. Paddy’s Day parades in the Western Hemisphere, dating back to 1762 -- New York City's St. Paddy's Day Parade -- and this year marks NYCs 227th St. Patrick's Day Parade! NYC's Saint Patrick's Day Parade can be viewed on 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street. If you are not in NYC, you can watch the parade at this website beginning at 11:00am on March 17th.
4 Leaf Clover photo courtesy of Wikipedia, (Trifolium repens), May 22, 2013; Photographer, Joe Papp. This photo file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
► Flour 3 1/2 cups
► Sugar 3/4 to 1 cup (or try sugarfree alternatives; e.g., splenda or equal)
► Baking powder 1 tablespoon
► Eggs 2 medium size
► Milk 1 cup
► Melted butter - 1 stick
► Raisins 1 cup
► Caraway seeds 2 tablespoons
► Be imaginative. I used Flax Seeds
Step 1 : Soda Bread Dough (3 min)
► Prepare oven at 375°; In large bowl combine dry ingredients
► Baking Powder
► Optional ingredients - I added 1/2 teaspoon Flax seeds
► Add remaining ingredients - Milk, Eggs, Melted Butter
Step 2 : Knead Dough (2 min)
► Knead dough and divide the dough into 2 round loaves
► Sprinkle flour if dough is too moist and sticky
► Using a cake knife, mark the top of each dough loaf with an X
Step 3 : Place loaves in 375° oven (60 min)
► Wait at least 10 minutes before slicing
Total time - 1 Hour and 5 Minutes
--Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Irish author and satirist.
♦ Saint Patrick's Day parade schedules: Where and when, Washington Times
♦ New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade
♦ Saint Patrick's Day Parade NYCgo.com
♦ Saint Patrick's Day Parade New Orleans
This is a re-posting from previous year postings on allthingsdigitalmarketing blog.
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