Thursday, March 17, 2011

Irish Soda Bread that's more like cake!

I just took a bite. Wow! I want more. Hold on. I'll be right back. I think I need some coffee too.


Okay. I got the "end." I love the ends when they are fresh.

My boys just smelled baked stuff and devoured half the bread. Sigh. Why didn't I make two?

Where were we? Yes. That's right.

I'm on a mission to "healthify" what we eat but that doesn't mean that I can't make regular recipes.

It's all about substituting.

In this recipe, I changed the flour and the sweetener and used organic raisins and eggs.  It's not too hard.



Pretend that there are only 2 eggs okay? I kinda didn't read it right.  Maybe it's from bumping my head. (See previous stew post.)

Eight (8) ingredients. MY kind of baking.



Mix the dry stuff; flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. (and sugar it that's your sweet poison choice)



Mix the wet stuff: 2 eggs, sour cream, and agave or honey (unless you used sugar, then don't put those in!)



Mix the wet and the dry till just mixed.



If you are like me and don't use raisins very often, they'll be quite dry and hard.

Little trick o' mine. After you scrape them out of the container, place them in a small bowl and add enough boiled water to cover the raisins. Let them sit for a few minutes. They'll plump up a bit. Makes a big difference. I promise.


Mix in the raisins.



Place dough into a greased 8 x 4 inch loaf pan. (gave or take a few inches)



Place the pan into a 325 degree (F) preheated oven for 45-60 min.  Mine took about 50. Just check it after 40 minutes.




Wow. Oh, I said that already.

This is like cake. It's dessert man, and I just had it before dinner.



Yummy with melted butter.

I just lost 15 pounds. (Here's how, and this)  I can have butter.

Irish Soda Bread
2 cups flour (go for the whole grains. I use organic spelt)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sweetener (pick your poison)
2 eggs
1/2 pint (1 cup) sour cream
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F)
Grease an 8 x 4 loaf pan
Mix dry ingredients
Mix wet ingredients
Mix wet and dry together just till combined
Fold in raisins
Place batter in pan and bake for 45-60 minutes.

Cool and Enjoy!

If you can wait that long,
The Lunch Lady


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