Irish Soda Scones and a Cookie
Soda Bread or Soda Scones? Which do you think I made? There was only one person whose Irish Soda Bread I enjoyed. I think it was my sister-in-law's mother who baked it.
All the soda bread I have had since just seems like something dry that needs butter. Makes you just want to make a croissant.
But then I made Irish Soda Scones. No turning back.
Interestingly I went on my other blog, So What Are You Making For Dinner, to find the recipe. When I made these last year the world was turning upside down. This is what I wrote -
"We all have different ways of unwinding after a stressful week. Maybe I should have bought toilet paper. Honestly, it is getting serious. They closed the New Haven Library. That freaked me out a little."
One year later I received my shot this week. No side effects, except maybe drinking more wine...
This recipe for Irish Soda Scones is from The Joy of Baking site.
3 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups cold buttermilk
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and place the oven rack in the center of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add most of the buttermilk.
Using one hand, a wooden spoon or spatula, mix (adding more buttermilk if necessary) until you have a soft and moist dough.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and gently knead the dough into a 7 inch round. Cut this circle into 6 triangular sections. Place the scones on your prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with a little buttermilk or milk and then dust with a little flour. This gives the baked scones a floury brown crust.
Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes or until nicely browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of a scone comes out clean. Remove from the oven and place it on a wire rack.
And we needed a cookie!
I was thinking of shortbread but I saw this recipe and it sounded good. A Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie. I do not think I have ever made a "chewy" chocolate chip cookie recipe. It comes from IHeartEating.com.
I made 1/2 of the recipe from IHeartEating.com I ended up with some pretty good size cookies. I loved the easiness of this recipe. If you are short on time and need a cookie this is the one to make.
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cups brown sugar (packed)
1 large egg
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
4 oz. White Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 375 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Add brown sugar to a large bowl.
Pour melted butter over sugar.
Stir to combine butter and sugar. Let stand 5 minutes.
Add egg and egg yolk; stir to combine.
Stir in vanilla extract.
Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until just combined.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Using a medium cookie scoop, drop scoops of dough 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
Bake for about 7-10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. The centers should still look soft and slightly under-baked. That will help to keep the cookies soft.
Let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes.
Remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.