When my mother requests I make something, I really can’t turn that down. A year ago, it would NEVER have happened and I’m not joking. I’m not joking when I say that cooking wasn’t a strong suit. I burnt easy mac… in the microwave. I am the poster child for those who couldn’t cook and now can. If I can, you can. Why do I say all this: because this is an easy one but it was REQUESTED. I had to oblige.
What was it? Irish Soda Bread. It’s a quick baking bread that’s great at little mini-loaves for biscuits for a pasta dish or any dish really. I like my biscuits with something behind them. The recipe was one I stumbled upon on various searches online so I can’t even say where I got it, but I will say, I had to adjust it a bit.
It calls for only one cup of flour to a one cup mix of milk and an egg. Liquid to flour ratio is a bit off since you kinda need it to be a dough and not a good smelling goop. I added about 1/2-3/4 cup more of flour, which is mixed with about 1/2 teaspoon soda (sometimes I make it a healthy scoop) and as much salt. Mix it up and knead lightly and make into little biscuit shapes. Score the top with an X and away you go. See, easy, few ingredients and perfect for dinner.
They bake at about 350 degrees for around 8-10 minutes or until golden. Then butter and enjoy or just enjoy.