Classic Irish Soda Bread #TwelveLoaves

Classic Irish Soda Bread #TwelveLoaves

I’m so happy and exited to share with all of you this recipe because is the first time for me that I made anything like this bread. I have try soda bread before and I love it, it is so easy to make and delicious, the mixture of sweet and salty has been my favorite always and this bread is all of that.

And this month I’m truly happy because I was able to make it and thanks to our host Heather from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen for bringing the St. Patrick’s Day theme to our table.

Ok, like I said before it is truly an honor and a challenge all at the same time, I want it to make the classic soda bread but also add some of my personal touch, specially because I want for you to see that in any recipe we can add our touch and it will be very delicious.

Of course you have to respect the original recipe. I make a couple of changes that where super delicious, I add some lemon zest and change the raisins with currants, which are pretty similar but smaller.

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I love the flavor and texture and I completely sure you will love it too, so let me know how you like your Irish Soda Bread and how often do you make it.

#TwelveLoaves is a monthly bread baking party created by Lora from Cake Duchess and runs smoothly with the help of Heather of All Roads Lead to the Kitchen, and the rest of our fabulous bakers.

This month we are baking Irish Breads. For more bread recipes, visit the #TwelveLoaves Pinterest board, or check out last month’s inspiring selection of #TwelveLoaves RED Breads!
#TwelveLoaves is a monthly bread baking party created by Lora from Cake Duchess and runs smoothly with the help of Heather of All Roads Lead to the Kitchen, and the rest of our fabulous bakers.

This month we are baking Irish Breads. For more bread recipes, visit the #TwelveLoaves Pinterest board, or check out last month’s inspiring selection of #TwelveLoaves RED Breads!

If you’d like to bake along with us this month, share your Irish Breads using hashtag #TwelveLoaves!

Classic Irish Soda Bread #TwelveLoaves
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Delicious and easy soda bread perfect to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Servings Prep Time
1 bread 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 bread 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Classic Irish Soda Bread #TwelveLoaves
Print Recipe
Delicious and easy soda bread perfect to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Servings Prep Time
1 bread 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 bread 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: bread
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, lemon zest, and salt, cut the butter into the mixture with a pastry blender until you have fine crumbs. Add the currants to it.
  2. Add just enough buttermilk, until the dough leaves the side of the bowl. Place in a lightly flour surface and knead for 2 minutes, shape in to a round loaf. Place in a baking sheet cover with parchment paper and cut an X shape, brush with butter and bake until golden brown.
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Homemade Ranch Croutons with San Luis Sourdough® breads #ad

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Homemade Ranch Croutons with San Luis Sourdough breads #ad

 

I want to share with all of you a delicious, simple, easy and quick way to make your own homemade croutons at home. My goal for you is the at the end the day you will feel so inspired that you can come up with different and delicious ideas on flavors that you will never need to buy croutons again.

First things first, lest talk about bread, my favorite bread all time to use for this or any other recipe is San Luis Sourdough® breads, it has an authentic taste & texture, local roots and unique slow-bake process combine to make truly delicious sourdough experience at any time of day and it is also Non-GMO Project Verified. Believe me this is a key ingredient to make the best croutons ever.

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We don’t only love it for croutons or sandwiches, but it is also delicious as bread pudding, toast with cheese or avocados and of course perfect for any time of the day; so make sure that you will use a good quality bread just like San Luis Sourdough® breads.

They have a good variety of bread and you can choose the one you most like but my personal favorite for this recipe is the slice sourdough, the taste and the quality goes perfect in this recipe.

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Now that we have the bread, lets talk seasoning, for this recipe I choose a ranch flavor, but feel free to make them plain, sea salt, or any flavor you like. What is most important for me here is that you can see how easy it is to make them.

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Remember also, to store your delicious homemade croutons in an air tight container, they will be super fresh and last for up to a week.

Please let me know what is your favorite crouton combination.

Homemade Ranch Croutons with San Luis Sourdough® breads #ad
Print Recipe
Delicious and easy homemade ranch croutons.
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Homemade Ranch Croutons with San Luis Sourdough® breads #ad
Print Recipe
Delicious and easy homemade ranch croutons.
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cups
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the slices of bread in small cubes. Place the bread in a baking sheet cover with aluminum foil. Distribute oil, salt and ranch seasoning evenly over the bread. Stir well with your hands and place in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, stir and bake again for 5 minutes.
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Stuffed Rolls with Chipotle Cream #VivaLaMorena #ad #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBias

Stuffed Rolls with Chipotle Cream #VivaLaMorena #ad #CollectiveBias

I want to start by asking all of you, what are your plans for the Big Game? What is that something you want to make and haven’t found it yep? Well I have the answers for you and all is very simple.

Today I want to share this perfect, delicious and super inspired recipe so you can enjoy and share with all your friends while having some awesome game day food. Yes, this rolls are just what you need to be ready for the party and not being worry about it.

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You know as a latina we love sports and we are very competitive, my family for example is always looking for the ultimate snack to take to my mother’s house to watch t.v. and as the year gone by we have made it a good competition, you know just part of the game and to have fun.

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Well this year I made this rolls with chipotle cream, and I use one of my favorite ingredients Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce La Morena, the kind of heat you will get from this rolls is just the perfect amount you need to enjoy the entire game, picante delicioso, that’s what my father always used to say. And I know as a customer of La Morena I love quality and tradition, just as their philosophy implies.

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Now I want to share with you where I can find La Morena products, and let me tell you this is one of my favorites supermarkets for all things Latino, this is where I by all my favorite goodies; ok so just find your nearby Northgate Gonzales Supermarket and you will find all kinds of La Morena products, so if you want to change the rolls a little bit, don’t worry and go ahead, I would love to read how you can adapt the recipe using other products.

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Stuffed Rolls with Chipotle Cream #VivaLaMorena #ad #CollectiveBias
Print Recipe
Easy, rolls stuffed with a delicious chipotle cream and bake to perfection.
Servings Prep Time
24 rolls 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 rolls 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 30 minutes
Stuffed Rolls with Chipotle Cream #VivaLaMorena #ad #CollectiveBias
Print Recipe
Easy, rolls stuffed with a delicious chipotle cream and bake to perfection.
Servings Prep Time
24 rolls 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 rolls 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: rolls
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of a electric mixer add, water, yeast, egg yolk, oil, salt and sugar, and combine for 2 minutes, add the flour and combine until a soft dough has form. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  2. To make the filling just mix together, cream cheese, salt, ranch seasoning, chipotle in adobo and mix until well combine.
  3. Divide dough in two, spread in rectangular form, spread half with chipotle filling, sprinkle half the peppers and cilantro and form a roll. Cut 12 thick rolls place them in a large pan of cupcakes, greased. Let rise for 15 minutes. Bake for 25 minutes. You can serve hot or at room temperature. Ideal for holidays, or for watching sports.
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Almond Lemon Biscotti #CreativeCookieExchange

Almond Lemon Biscotti #CreativeCookieExchange

I’m so happy to share this recipe in the month of December, not only is this the perfect month to bake delicious treats, but you can make this biscotti and give it as a gift to teachers, friends and family.
I love to give homemade goodies for the holidays,this is more like a personal touch to me and I think people appreciated more.

Do you love to bake for the holidays? or Are you more the one who prefer to buy? Either way is ok, and if you want to we have some delicious ideas that can make your inner baker come to life. Biscotti sounds fancy and difficult, but don’t worry it is the most easy cookie to make, and you can use any flavor combination you desire to make it more interesting.

For me nothing beats the flavor of lemon and almond, and my biscotti recipe is not to sweet so for sure you can definitely dip your biscotti in the coffee or hot chocolate. The main idea here is eat more Biscotti!

I want to know what’s your favorite Biscotti flavor?

Biscotti (or mandelbrot or any other twice baked cookie by any other name) are one of the perfect Holiday tin cookies! They last forever, and there are so many ways to make them festive. So we’ve got you covered–sweet, savory, low fat, loaded with decadence, you name it, we’ve got it! Happy Holidays!

You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

Almond Lemon Biscotti #CreativeCookieExchange
Print Recipe
For me nothing beats the flavor of lemon and almond, and my biscotti recipe is not to sweet so for sure you can definitely dip your biscotti in the coffee or hot chocolate.
Servings Prep Time
18 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
18 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 10 minutes
Almond Lemon Biscotti #CreativeCookieExchange
Print Recipe
For me nothing beats the flavor of lemon and almond, and my biscotti recipe is not to sweet so for sure you can definitely dip your biscotti in the coffee or hot chocolate.
Servings Prep Time
18 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
18 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes, add eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice. In a bowl combine, flour, salt and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the mixture above and the almonds.
  2. Cut the dough in half and form a roll kind of shape and bake. Once the 25 minutes have past, take them out of the oven let it cool for 10 minutes and make diagonal cuts and place the slices cut side up back onto the baking sheet. Bake for an additional 10 minutes on each side.
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Holiday Bread #HostingHacks #Ad CollectiveBias @Costco

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Holiday Bread #HostingHacks #Ad CollectiveBias

This time of the year is one I enjoy the most and also the most busy one, with all the baking, cooking and cleaning I have to do specially this year we have some family coming, my house gets a little crazy, but it is a good crazy to have.

This year I want to be extra prepared and went to Costco to get some of my must have essentials specially when I’m the one hosting. I’m very exited to have my family, and I still have so much to do, and buying essential products I need gives me more confidence and they are great to have on hand.

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My motto is always to be prepared. I have my favorite products of course like Bounty to help me with cleaning. Charmin is a great item for my guest bathroom. Febreze Air Effects for any areas of your house not only the restroom. I use Febreze in my garage too, nobody likes smelly areas. But my two must haves, the two that I can’t survive without are Tide Pods and Cascade Action Pacs.

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I need to be on top of my laundry and my dishes all the time. I can only say, go to Costco and get ready, because the holidays are great but you need to also enjoy every moment of it. When you have to clean a lot of dishes just like me, because I cook a lot, or keep up with the laundry to make it all nice and comfortable for my family, I definitely need great products on hand. Shopping at Costco also saves me time and the products last longer, and I sure love it because I don’t have to worry and run to the store at the last-minute.

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I also love to make a little bread or cookies for that extra touch that is always so important to tell your guests that you been thinking about them and just want to make them happy all the time.This bread is a little bit like a biscuit, the difference is that it has some sweet and savory flavor that I love and I’m sure my family will too.

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I’d love to hear about your favorite #HostingHacks and how you keep your house and your guests happy! Find more here Costco

Holiday Bread #HostingHacks #Ad CollectiveBias @Costco
Print Recipe
Delicious cheesy and sweet bread great to have on hand when company arrives.
Servings Prep Time
16 biscuits 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
16 biscuits 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Holiday Bread #HostingHacks #Ad CollectiveBias @Costco
Print Recipe
Delicious cheesy and sweet bread great to have on hand when company arrives.
Servings Prep Time
16 biscuits 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
16 biscuits 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: biscuits
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients until well combine, add the butter and using your hands or a fork cut the butter into the mixture until it form a consistency like sand.
  2. Add the sour cream and mix until a dough is form. Place in a table, and roll out to cut about 16 biscuits. Place in a baking sheet and bake util golden brown. They will be toasty because no egg was added to the mixture.
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Simple Homemade Rolls #TwelveLoaves

Simple Homemade Rolls #TwelveLoaves

This month we have delicious ideas, rolls and biscuits, easy to make this Thanksgiving day. I love a good homemade bread and the recipe I have for you is super easy to make, great for dinner time or even as an option for breakfast the next day.

You can make it a head of time, keep it in the fridge and bake it just before dinner, nothing better like the smell of the bread baking, yum!

I hope you like this idea, you can always change it up a little bit and make it even more tasty, leave me a comment I want to hear what other flavors will you add to this simple homemade rolls.

#TwelveLoaves is a monthly bread baking party created by Lora from Cake Duchess and runs smoothly with the help of Heather of All Roads Lead to the Kitchen, and the rest of our fabulous bakers.

This month we are baking Biscuits and Rolls that would fit in nicely at any Thanksgiving table. For more bread recipes, visit the #TwelveLoaves Pinterest board, or check out last month’s inspiring selection of #TwelveLoaves Crackers, Crisps, and Flatbreads!

Barley Malt Pull-Apart Loaves from Cake Duchess
Buttermilk-Black Garlic Biscuits from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Buttermilk Pan Rolls from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Crusty European-Style Hard Rolls from A Shaggy Dough Story
Herb-Topped Sweet Potato Biscuits from Hostess At Heart
Parker House Rolls from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Pumpkin Buttermilk Biscuits from The Redhead Baker
Simple Homemade Rolls from Basic N Delicious
Sweet Garlic Rolls from Kudos Kitchen by Renee

If you’d like to bake along with us this month, share your Thanksgiving Biscuits and Rolls using hashtag #TwelveLoaves!

Simple Homemade Rolls #TwelveLoaves
Print Recipe
Delicious and easy homemade rolls.
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 45 minutes
Simple Homemade Rolls #TwelveLoaves
Print Recipe
Delicious and easy homemade rolls.
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: rolls
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix, flour and salt. Place the yeast in the warm milk with the sugar and let it grow for 5 minutes. Add the yeast mixture and the egg to the flour and mix until a dough is form.
  2. Work the dough for 10 minutes, place the dough in a bowl and let it rise for 35 minutes. In the meantime preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  3. After the 35 minutes, cut the dough in 12 pieces and form the balls. Place in a baking dish and let the it rise for 10 more minutes. Bake for 25 minutes and the rolls are ready to enjoy.
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