Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Soda Bread


4 cups of flour
4 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. soda
1 1/2 salt
4 tbsp.cold butter
1 3/4 cups buttermilk milk shaken
1 large egg
1 tsp.of grated orange zest
1 cup of dried cranberries dust with some flour.( or currents)
 Preheat oven to 375  line baking sheet with parchment paper

Combined flour,sugar soda,salt in a bowl. Add butter mixing at a low speed or by hand
With a fork beat buttermilk, eggs zest put in flour mixture. add cranberries.
Dough will be wet.
Dump dough onto a floured surface and knead till you forms a round loaf.
Place on sheet that you prepared with parchment paper, cutting an X on top
Bake 45 to55 minutes test with a toothpick when it comes out clean it's ready.
tap it will sound hollow.
Serve warm with butter and homemade jam.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Food for thought.

A variety of foods that are healthy and tasty.


We all want to eat healthy when a new year begins.
After finishing off all the goodies that were baked over the holidays.
Easier said than done.
I have made a mental list of foods that I will cut back on.

Less meat maybe once a week (maybe twice)
Stop baking every day.
More greens and salads.
Cut portions we already have done this in 2015.
No candy dish full.
Well that is a start!