BLOGWORDS – Saturday 4 March 2017 – WHAT’S COOKIN’ IN YOUR KITCHEN – RANDOM RECIPES – IRISH SODA BREAD and IRISH STEW
WHAT’S COOKIN’ IN YOUR KITCHEN – RANDOM RECIPES – IRISH SODA BREAD and IRISH STEW
It’s March still, and I’m all about the Irish. I’ve searched for me recipes this week, and found a few I’d like to try. As with most of me cooking, I’ve adapted to my taste and preference to create my own version. Hope you enjoy—and be sure to let me know when ye give ‘em a go!!
ROBIN’S IRISH SODA BREAD
Preheat oven to 400°
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup bread flour
1 cup rolled oats
* some recipes omit the oats, using all flour instead.
1 tbsp granulated sugar
½ teas baking soda
½ teas salt
* some recipes call for raisins but I don’t like raisins in my bread!
Using a whisk, mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add oats and stir in.
Using a wooden spoon, make a well in center of dry ingredients and gradually stir in the buttermilk.
Turn dough onto well-floured surface.
Knead 4 or 5 times, or until dough is just tacky but not sticky.
Shape into a mound and place in greased iron skillet.
Cut an X into the top of the dough.
Drizzle melted butter into the X.
Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve warm with Irish butter.
ROBIN’S IRISH STEW
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lbs lamb or mutton, cubed
1 chopped onion
2 cloves fresh garlic
1 sprig fresh parsley, chopped fine
3 cups stout beer
6 – 8 new red potatoes, cubed
6 – 8 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Brown the meat in olive oil over low heat; add onion and season with salt, pepper, garlic, and parsley.
Coat bottom and sides of crock pot with olive oil and add meat and seasonings.
Pour in the beer.
Add carrots and potatoes.
Cover crock pot and set for high for thirty minutes, and turn heat down.
Let stew for 2 – 4 hours (or longer if desired.) My personal preference is to let it crock in the crock pot for 6 hours or longer.
Turn heat off and remove from crock pot to serving platter.
Serve with Robin’s Irish Soda Bread.
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