Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Green Irish Soda Bread – St. Patrick’s Day

4 cups all purpose flour
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 egg
¼ cup butter
1 1/3 cup milk
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground fennel seeds
1 cup cooked and chopped spinach (or frozen spinach)
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease one baking sheet.
In food processor mix milk with spinach until you get smooth green mixture. Mix together all dry ingredients. Combine green milk, egg and butter and add it to flour mixture. Knead until you form a ball. Cover the ball with flour and place on baking sheet. With a heart cookie cutter form a shamrock on the loaf.

Bake the loaf for at least 1 hour or until the knife comes out clear. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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