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
– 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
– 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
– 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!