Sunday, 17 March 2013

Happy St Patrick's Day - A Lite Snack!!

A little something to eat on St Patrick's Day.

First of all I wanted to use some if the ingredients in my surprise St Patrick's Day box that I received.

Mr R loves a cooked breakfast and this one did not disappoint. All the way from Ireland we had Clonakilty White Pudding, Truly Irish Maple Cured rashers of bacon along with scrambled eggs, sausages and a home made beer bread. It was yummy and kept us filled up all morning.

Inspired by a post I read by Fiona who writes a blog called London Unattached who made a soda bread, I decided to try to make a beer bread.

250gm Redbournbury Flour (a local mill near where I live)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
150ml beer or any fizzy drink.

Preheat oven to 200oC
Sift all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Make a well in the centre.
Add the beer or fizzy drink (it's the fizz that's important)
Lightly flour a baking sheet
Place dough onto the baking sheet and press down slightly

Sprinkle flour onto to dough and cut a cross in the top.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes

Leave to cool slightly and eat warm with lashings of butter!!

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