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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Chew on This | Irish Soda Bread

I went downstairs to take a very large pile of wet towels and discarded clothes to the laundry room. One babe was already jammied, tucked in and almost snoozing. The other was brushing and flossing. 

When I returned, the tooth brusher was no where to be found. I looked and looked, no sign of her. I crossed my fingers that the little shorty wouldn't be jumping out from behind some corner yelling 'BOO' and scaring the ever living goodness out of me. 

Then I spied her.

That little stinker was just a tiny lump under the covers on my bed. She was burrowed low and all toasty warm because she had turned on the electric blanket. 

Umm, Sprite...it's time for you to vacate and find your own bed. Spot stealer.

So here I sit, on The Husband's side of the bed, listening to the soft breaths of a lovely bed hog. 

It's a good night.  


Here's the recipe:

Ahh, the 17th of March, a favorite day! Make it more delicious with this delightful soda bread - yum!!

Irish Soda Bread
(slightly adapted from Taste of Home)
3 1/2 C flour
1/2 C granulated sugar
2 t baking powder
1 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
2 eggs
1 C sour cream
1 C plain Greek yogurt
3/4 C currants or raisins

Preheat your oven to 350℉. Lightly grease a 9" round baking dish.

To start, in a large bowl combine all of your dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Whisk together to incorporate completely.

In another bowl, whisk together your eggs, sour cream and Greek yogurt. Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in your currants (or raisins). 

Shape your dough into a round and place into your lightly greased baking dish. Bake your bread for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the bread comes out clean. If your crust begins to brown too quickly before the bread is completely baked, tent a piece of foil over the bread to keep crust from over browning.

When your bread is finished, allow it to cool for at least five minutes before cutting. Slice, butter and serve - delicious!


  1. Yum!Warm Irish Soda Bread with butter is the best! And you are such a good mom!

  2. Hope you have a lovely St Patrick's Day. Have lots of fun!