Our family loves soda bread. We use this recipe because it tastes good, and it feels like it lifts our spirits.
If you feel down, try the soda bread.
IRISH SODA BREAD WITH ROSEMARY AND CHEESE
--Makes 16 servings..
1 ½ cups of all purpose white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons of granulated sugar (I use brown sugar)
1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
½ teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of sea salt
1/3 cup of grated cheddar cheese (for a different taste, use raisins or currents)
1 tablespoon of rosemary flakes or crushed rosemary or fresh herb rosemary as in the picture
1 egg 1 ¼ cups of buttermilk (I use regular milk with 2 tablespoons of white vinegar)
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
In a large bowl, combine all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir together well. Stir in cheese and rosemary seeds into flour mixture.
In a separate bowl, combine egg, buttermilk and oil. Pour liquid ingredients over flour mixture and very lightly combine together into rough dough.
Place dough in 9 inch by 2 ½ inch spring form pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in preheated 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 50 to 55 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on rack.