Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day


Susan’s Delicious Irish Soda Bread
Caraway & Currant
Rosemary & Cheddar

2 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda

Mix all the above with
2 tablespoons butter

Add 1-1 1/4 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon vinegar
Or 1-1//4 cups buttermilk

For Caraway & Currant add
3/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 cup currants or raisins

For Rosemary and Cheddar add
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Pat into an 8” round pan and make 1/2” deep crosshatches the top.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30- 35 minutes.

These bread covers were made to keep our tasty bread warm. We used Leaf Dance fabric in the top photos and Scandia fabrics in the lower pictures. They started as 17″ squares of fabric with half circles cut out on each side. The corner detail can be plain or fancy. Place right sides together and sew around the edges with a half inch seam. Leave a few inches open. Clip the seams and turn it right side out. Whip stitch the open edge closed.

Thanks, Susan, for all your help in the studio! You are invaluable!

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