At first I wasn’t going to do the obligatory “hey, welcome to my site!” blog post and just post a recipe. But I figured there should a be little bit of “what, why and where” since I don’t really cover those in my about page.
The truth is I don’t have a set goal or niche I want to fill with this blog. I have lots of ideas but nothing I’m ready to devote my whole blog to. Instead I want this wholesale jersey blog to be an extension of what is going on in my kitchen. I want it to follow along as I am making dal one day, soda bread another, and tortilla soup the next. The one thing I can guarantee you is that this blog will be an exploration of food … most of which is driven by my cravings, the markets, and the wonderful inspiration that the food blogging community spurs.
So why blog about it?
- There is some amazing food out there that I think you should know about. When I taste good food, I want you to taste good food. wholesale nfl jerseys China It’s a shared experience.
- Outside of “how are you,” the most frequent question I am asked is something to the effect of, “what have you been cooking?” Now it is one thing to describe what I have been making. But to tell people to check the latest blog post? With pictures and the recipe?! WIN!
- Why not? Who cares If there are thousands upon thousands of food blogs. As much as I ❤ Ree, Deb, Shauna, Joy, and all the others that fill my news reader, I have no desire to try have what they have. I’m not looking to write a cookbook or be this great food writer. If anything, my desire for this blog is to let it develop organically into whatever it is supposed to be. Even if that means only having 5 readers.
Would you like piece of bread?
Brown Soda Bread
Adapted from Irish Traditional Cooking by Darina Allen
- 1 cup stoneground whole wheat flour (regular whole wheat can be used)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Whisk together the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, salt cheap jerseys China and baking soda in a large bowl.
With your hand, make a well in the middle of the mixture. Then pour in 3/4’s of the buttermilk. Using your hands, gently work in the buttermilk to bring the dough together. If dough is a bit dry, add the remaining buttermilk.
Transfer dough to a floured board and shape into a 2inch high round. With a small knife, cut a deep cross into the bread. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with wholesale nfl jerseys parchment and bake in a 450 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Then lower temperature down to 400 degrees and cook for an additional 20-25 minutes.
For a softer crust, cover the bread with a clean towel while the bread cools.
Serve slathered in butter.
Makes 1 small loaf. Enough for 4 servings.