Saturday, March 30, 2013

Kiss Me I'm Irish

A bit late for St. Patrick's day this year, but this bread it quick, easy and tasty year round. Doesn't require yeast or time to rise!

Irish Soda Bread 
Printable recipe

  • 4 c Bread Flour, sifted
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 c. buttermilk
1) Preheat oven to 350ยบ.
2) Put flower into a large bowl with baking powder, salt, and baking 

3) Whisk to combine.

4) Pour buttermilk into the dry mixture, stirring until dough is formed (use a wooden spoon rather than a whisk as I did. Trust me).

5) Flour a clean, dry surface and knead the dough for one minute.

6) Using a sharp knife, cut dough in half.

7) Shape each half into a round ball, using your hands, and place it on a greased baking sheet.

8) Cut an X into the top of each loaf with a knife, going about half an inch deep.

9) Bake the bread in the middle rack of a 350-degree oven for 45 to 55 minutes.

9) Move bread to baking racks to cool.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

We All Scream for Mocha Brownie Batter Ice Cream

I found this recipe for ice cream which does not require an ice cream maker and was excited to make it. Add some crumbled brownie bits to make it even better!

Mocha Brownie Batter Ice Cream
Printable recipe

  • 1 14oz can condensed milk
  • 2 c heavy cream, divided
  • 1 c brownie mix
  • 1 Tbsp instant coffee

1) Combine 1 c heavy cream, condensed milk, brownie mix, and coffee in a medium bowl.
2) Whisk together until well mixed. Coffee does not need to be fully dissolved.
3) Set mixture aside.
4) Using a whisk attachment on a mixer, whip remaining cream on high for 5-7 minutes until stiff peaks form.
5) Add chocolate mixture slowly while whisking until all of the chocolate is incorporated.
Optional: Stir in crumbled brownie pieces.
6) Pour into a freezer safe airtight container.
7) Freeze for at least 6-8 hours before serving.

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