How we celebrated St. Patrick's Day, a day early.
Irish Soda farls*
Cook everything in skillet.
Serve warm with Pandora's Celtic station playing in the background.
*A farl is a slice of Irish soda bread warmed in a skillet - or at least that's what I understand it to be. I could be wrong about this.
Irish Soda Bread
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup buttermilk**
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup buttermilk**
Mix first group of ingredients.
Add buttermilk and egg.
Turn out dough and knead gently.
Form into round, place on greased baking sheet, and mark with a cross.
Mix melted butter and 1/4 C buttermilk and spread on dough.
Bake at 375 for 45 mins
** Buttermilk substitute: 1 Tbsp vinegar + short cup milk