Hello all! I hope you all had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day and weekend! It’s a rainy Monday here and I have had a very busy last few days. Friday, I visited my family, in Upstate New York. That evening, we went to pay our respects to Dr. MacGuffie. It was good to see her family and meet with her nephew. Dr. MacGuffie was a wonderful person and although she is no longer alive, her memory and all her good work, will live on. Her most important work, SHARE Africa will continue to help those in need.
This weekend also proved to be very busy. While packing to return home, I finally found something, I had been looking for, since 2006. I almost despaired that I would never find this recipe ever again. (I will write more about this, when I share this recipe with you). Needless to say, I made this right away 🙂 Sunday and today was a whirl of cooking and cleaning, as for the next week, I will be visiting my mother-in-law, in Florida (Just in the nick of time too, snow and rainy weather?!). I do have 4 new recipes to share with you, starting with these quick Mini Soda Breads but for the next week, I may not have as many posts. Don’t worry, I will be back soon and thinking up many ways to tempt your taste buds!
Now, onto mini soda breads. As I am leaving soon, I did not make a loaf of bread for the house. I didn’t want to waste it and there was no room in my freezer to hold anymore food. It was early and I wanted to make my husband a nice breakfast. We had recently gone to Lancaster, Pa and my husband had purchased bacon and sausages from several of the farms in the local area. I decided to do an egg, bacon and sausage breakfast. The only thing I needed was bread to sop up the yellow goodness of the egg yolk. Biscuits would have been to crumbly so I decided to do a mini soda bread. I made two without raisins and two with (for my husband). It only took about 5 minutes to mix and 12 minutes to bake. Just enough time to prep for the rest of the breakfast. Nothing like fresh bread and a hot breakfast!
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 tablespoon honey
- Preheat the oven to 425 F
- Combine ingredients
- Drop large spoonfuls of batter (4 total) onto a parchment paper lined baking tray
- Flour your fingers and smooth the tops
- Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown
On the aside, if you wanted to bake your bacon, you can place strips of bacon on an aluminum foiled baking pan and bake it with your biscuits. Just make sure you keep the two separate and the baking pan has sides, so that the bacon grease does not spill.