In preparation of tomorrow's Day O' Green, I made a cake of my granny's soda bread. It smells awesome and it's going to be hard to resist a warm slice with slabs of butter! I use whole wheat flour to make it even more hearty -yum!
Here's the recipe:
GRANNY O’SHEA’S SODA BREAD
4 1/3 cups of self rising flour
1/2 cup wheat bran
1 heaping tsp of baking powder
Mix well. Add 2 cups milk and mix well again.
Turn into greased round cake pan. Bake at 400 for about 40 minutes (til golden brown and hollow sounding).
Self-rising flour? Aha. A staple in Irish households but not as common in North America. Make your own with the following recipe.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Sift together well and use in place of self-rising flour. I use whole wheat flour and it works fine for that too.
Have a fun St. Patrick's Day everyone! Slainte!