Had it not been for Google Reader, I would’ve forgotten today was another round of TwD: Baking with Julia! Which would’ve been a shame, too, since I prepared this Irish soda bread weeks ago and loved it!
I usually try to halve any recipe I bake, but this recipe calls for two cups of buttermilk, which I’m always looking to use up. However, I was weary of Dorie’s warning that the bread would become “hard as a Blarney stone” by the end of the day. So, to counter that concern, I placed a damp cloth over the loaf and placed it inside a Tupperware container after I had eaten a few slices. Over the course of four days, I was able to come up with several “creative” ways to eat the rest of the loaf: cheese toast, regular toast, croutons, sandwich slices, soup dunkers, gravy soppers, bread sticks, and even Irish soda bread “French” toast! It was all tasty, though.
And, for all the Cooking Light fans (because I know everyone here is a Dorie Greenspan fan!), Dorie’s “Around My French Table” cookbook was named one of the top cookbooks in the French cookbook category for Cooking Light’s April issue. Many of the recipes mentioned in the blurb are ones the ffwD cooking group have already tackled!