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Mar

Food Friday ~ Irish Soda Bread Scones & Green Smoothie

Last week I mentioned that I like to make a big deal out of St. Patrick’s Day. My kids are at mainly Irish in heritage (as is my husband), and I find myself jumping on any opportunity to teach them about other cultures, or their own family history. I grew up with a lively European family, and I thoroughly enjoy experiencing other cultures myself – so it’s a bit for me as well!

What is culture without the inclusion of food?

Last week we shared a recipe for green spinach blondies, which my my kids LOVED, and today we wanted to continue on with some St. Patrick’s Day themed recipes by sharing a classic Irish Soda Bread recipe in the form of a scone, along with a green smoothie. Irish Soda Bread is a classic Irish dish that dates back to the early 1800’s before yeast bread became the norm. I can see why it was/is so popular, the classic recipes are simple to make and use ingredients already on hand!

I found a great recipe over at European Cuisines, and modified it a bit. Keep in mind, these are in the shape of scones, but have more of the texture and density of Irish Soda Bread, a delicious combination. Enjoy!

Irish Soda Bread Scones

Ingredients

- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose organic unbleached flour

- 1 tsp salt

- 1 tbsp sugar

- 1 tsp baking soda

- 1 tsp baking powder

- 10 – 12 oz. of non-dairy milk (I used almond milk)

- 1/2 cup of raisins

Directions

- Combine dry ingredients in blender and slowly add milk until stiff dough forms

- Add raisins and kneed until shape has formed (round)

- Cut bread into scone shape and bake at 350F for 35-45 minutes or golden brown

Yield 8 scones

Green Smoothie

- 1 cup of non-dairy milk (Almond, Soy, Hemp)

- 1 banana

- 1 tbsp. of peanut butter or other nut butter

- 1 tsp. honey

- handful of greens

Yield 2 child sized smoothies

Combine in blender & enjoy!

 

 

Heidi Oran

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  1. Martha

    March 17, 2012 at 5:14 am

    I have been looking for an irish bread for a long time and smoothie is an icing over it. Thanks for sharing it.

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