Friday, March 8, 2013

A Little Bit Irish

Are you Irish?  Hmmm, does Scots Irish count?  If it does, then yes, maybe we are a little bit Irish.  Dear hubby is about half Irish -- his mother was a Bailey.  My mother's last name was  Mc name so probably more a Scottish name than Irish.  I always forget if a Scots Irish person is a Scot living in Ireland or the other way around.

Since everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, I decided to make some Irish Soda Bread to celebrate.  Well, it is kind of like me -- maybe a little bit Irish.  Since I didn't want to go somewhere to buy any ingredients, I used what I had.  I had only whole wheat flour instead of white, so used that.  I did have raisins and dried cranberries, but no currents so I went with the dried cranberries.  I like those better, anyway.  The recipe called for Irish Whiskey - hmm fresh out of that, we'll just leave that out and add a bit more buttermilk.  Oops, no buttermilk either.  No problem, just add white vinegar to milk and you have buttermilk, sort of.

The result?
It at lease looks like some of the pictures of Irish Soda Bread I found.
The recipe was from a very old bread book.  I may try another recipe as there are several variations.
It would go well with a little Irish Breakfast tea.
The green Depression glass was given to me when I was a little girl.
The silver was in a bag and VERY tarnished when I found it.  The tag said it was from about 1929, so just perfect for the Depression glass place setting. All the pieces are not the same pattern. I don't mind.
A St. Patty's Day tea?
The flowers were the birthday flowers Dear Hubby brought to my office as a surprise.
Hope you are having a Fabulous Friday!


Botanic Bleu said...

Love the teapot/coffee pot! Hope you enjoyed the soda bread...

Happy St Patrick's Day a wee bit early.


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