Did you know that this is the month of one of the best celebrations in the universe – St. Paddy’s Day? For those of you who aren’t familiar with Irish Music (poor souls), you can listen to this free music sample. For the stalwart (and wise) among us, check out the largest gathering of traditional Irish musicians in North America, Milwaukee Irish Fest. It will make for a toe-stomping August.
Make sure to check the Mill’s website calendar for details on the St. Patty’s Day Weekend activities happening March 15 – 16.
And, then there are those yummy soda bread recipes. Here’s one to try. Send us your Irish soda bread recipe (with all its creative variations) and we’ll share some with our fellow bakers.
Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread
- 3 cups WEM Organic Wholegrain White Wheat Flour
- 1 cup WEM Organic Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tbs salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp non-aluminum baking powder
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups buttermilk
- Combine dry ingredients & mix thoroughly to distribute soda and baking powder.
- Add enough buttermilk to form a soft dough.
- Knead on a lightly floured board for 2 – 3 minutes until smooth.
- Form dough into an 8″round loaf and place on greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Using a sharp, floured knife, cut a cross on the top of the loaf.
- Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until brown (should sound hollow when tapped).
- Let cool completely before slicing.
Millie’s 2 Cents
No need to let rise! This bread uses the power of “soda” to get its spring in your oven.