IRISH SODA BREAD
(image taken from here, though the recipe isn't)
St. Pattie's Day is one of my favorite holidays---and one of the foods that the Irish eat is Soda Bread. This is more like a gigantic biscuit type bread as it doesn't use yeast for its leavening.
This bread is great to eat with stew, with ham & potatoes, or with breakfast.
Its easy, its quick, and its delicious! Enjoy!
BLEND TOGETHER UNTIL SMOOTH:
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (if you don't have buttermilk, you can use 1 1/2 cups milk and 2 Tbsp lemon juice as substitute)
3 Tbsp honey
4 Tbsp melted butter
3/4 cup flour
STIR INTO SMOOTH MIXTURE UNTIL WELL MIXED:
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2-1 tsp salt
3 cups flour (I do 2 cups white, 1 cup wheat)
Knead on a floured surface until its a smooth ball
Cut an big "X" on the top of it and place it on a cookie sheet
Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour (check at about 50 minutes)
Spread warm butter over the top and serve with jam or honey