Happy St Patrick’s Day
My friend Dan Oliver posted his recipe for this St. Patrick’s Day favorite and I told him I was going to use his recipe this year. It turned out wonderfully and was delicious.
3 ½ cups bread flour
1/2 cup whole grain flour
1 cup for each bunch of plumped raisins
2 cups whole buttermilk
1 egg beaten
6 tablespoons butter
2 teas[poons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
Cut butter into the flour as is done for biscuits; add dry ingredients; then add wet ingredients; work into a dough ball either by hand/spatula or a stand mixer; flour the dough ball and shape it into a circle on a floured pastry board.
Place on a greased pan or a piece of parchment; let rest for 5 minutes; slice a cross on the top.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 45-50 minutes.
I used my Cloche-covered baker, but you can use what you have, covered or not. If you use a covered baker, place the baker in the oven as it preheats. Add dough ball and coke as directed above.