|Serve and Irish Soda Bread Shamrock with dinner this St. Patrick’s Day|
4 cups all purpose flour, plus 1/4 cup
1 teaspoon baking soda
Special Equipment Needed:
4″ heart shaped cookie cutter
baking sheet (cookie sheet)
non-stick aluminum foil
non-stick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Roll 4th piece of dough into a log and shape into the shamrock stem – pointed at the top and wider at the bottom. Place the pointed end in between the three hearts and curve the bottom to one side. Brush remaining 2 teaspoons of buttermilk over the surface of the dough. Bake for 20 minutes then rotate pan 180 degrees to ensure even browning of the bread. Bake for an additional 18-22 minutes until crust is a deep golden brown. Allow to cool for one hour before serving. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.