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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!

Hope you are wearing green, cuz I'm feelin' a bit pinchy today.

Milk and cheese pottage

6 hard boiled eggs, yolks and white separated, yolks mashed
3 cups whole milk
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon ground almonds
pinch of sugar
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp saffron
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
3/4 cup semi soft cheese, grated

Beat together the mashed egg yolks, with all the ingredients, except egg whites and cheese. Cook over a medium heat until it thickens and is bubbly. Chop the egg whites, and stir into the yolk mixture, add grated cheese. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Serve hot with fresh bread.

I love this for breakfast on cold days.

Posset Cup

2 3/4 cups whole milk
2 Tbs oatmeal
pinch of Salt
1 Tbs Stout
1/2 tsp each cinnamon and nutmeg (more to taste)

Heat the milk, oatmeal and salt in a small sauce pan to just below boil. Stir continuously. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes. Strain liquid into a clean pot. Add honey, the stout and spices. Heat, stirring to combine. Do not boil. Drink hot.

A good after dinner drink

Brown Soda Bread
Very simple version

8 cups wholemeal flour mixed with unbleached white (percentage to your taste)
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
3-3 1/2 cups buttermilk

Mix all dry ingredients together and form a well. Pour in half the buttermilk. Gently fold in the dry ingredient, adding buttermilk as needed to make a soft dough. You may not need all the buttermilk. Quickly but gently squeeze the dough, turn out onto a floured surface. DO NOT KNEAD AT ALL!!! Divide into two loaves, and quickly shape each into circles. Place each loaf on a 7" pie pan. Cut a deep cross on the top with a sharp knife. Bake at 450f for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 400F and bake for another 25 minutes. The bread should be lightly browned and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. Cool on a wire rack


FancyHorse said...

Well, you won't be pinching that cow and calf! Me neither; I'm wearing a green shirt!

Erin go bragh!

Green Griffin said...

I ate green eggs this morning. Does that count?

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