Searched and searched for a recipe for soda bread finally settled on one with only 4 ingredients,which I am told is the traditional way.Love the simplicity of this bread.. no caraway, no sugar , no currants.
•3 cups all-purpose flour
•1 1/2 tsp baking soda
•1 1/2 tsp salt
•1 1/2 cups buttermilk
In a large bowl, stir dry ingredients together with a whisk. Make a well in the center and add the buttermilk. Combine dry ingredients and buttermilk .
Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface for 1 minute. . Place on a greased cookie sheet. Mark a large 1/2-inch deep X with a sharp knife and bake soda bread for 40-45 minutes.
The cross on the top of the bread is to ward off evil spirits.
The Shepherds pie is a family fav from years ago.
Basically ground beef , onion, garlic, browned add frozen peas, mushrooms ,brown gravy mix top with hot mashed potatoes sprinkle with some cheddar cheese bake at 350 for about 25 minutes until bubbly.