So, we’ve had some crazy weather around here this week – almost 70º a couple of days ago and yesterday we woke up to snow! I sure hope spring is right around the corner. If it’s not I may have to crawl into a hole and hibernate!
I love making foods that are unique to certain holidays – do you? I think I get it from my mom. :) She always did that when we were growing up. I can remember eating lots of corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day, but my personal favorite was the Irish soda bread. Warm, delicious, and filling…it was so good.
Of course, I wanted to make soda bread for St. Patrick’s Day, but I was looking for something different. This recipe fits the bill! It’s a creative twist on traditional Irish soda bread that I think you and your family will love. Hearty and satisfying, these rolls are the perfect portion size – not to mention they are just right for little hands. My son and daughter gobbled them right up!
How are you planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat graham flour (I always use King Arthur)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 2/3 cups buttermilk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Whisk the flours, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together in a large bowl. Cut the butter in with a pastry blender or your fingers until it looks like small peas. Add buttermilk and stir with a fork until mixture holds together.
- Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and divide it into 16 equal pieces. With floured hands, roll each piece into a ball. Place dough balls side by side in rows of 4 on baking sheet, making sure they are touching. Cut a 1/4-inch deep X on each ball of dough. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until rolls are a deep golden brown.