Meet the Sullivans: Lucky Recipe Linkup

March 2, 2014

Lucky Recipe Linkup

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and some of my blog friends and I had so much fun with our Secret Santa and Valentine's Day blog swap, we wanted to continue the fun, but this time figure out a way to get everyone involved! So today we bring you the Lucky Link Up!

Here's how it will work: Each one of us is sharing a St. Patrick's Day themed recipe and we are including a link a up below for anyone who'd like to join in! Just post your recipe to your blog and link up by next Monday, March 10th. Entries will close and everyone will be matched up to make another blogger's recipe and we'll all share how it goes down - the good, the bad, the pinterest-worthy on St. Patrick's Day (Monday, March 17th).

We are looking forward to seeing all the yummy treats and how other bloggers make edits to fit their the dietary needs. Perhaps you are dairy free, don't use food coloring, or have trouble finding an ingredient at your local market, still try your best to make any edits needed to make it your own and of course we'll all link back to our match ups so everyone can (blog) hop along and see all the different versions!

We hope you are as excited about this link as we are! Check out all of the other fabulous green creations being whipped up!! 

Now I'd like to share with you MY favorite St. Patrick's recipe with all of you! Every year, for as long as I can remember, I have made Irish Soda Bread on Saint Patrick's Day.We loooove it so much. It goes well with traditional Irish cuisine (can you even call corned beef and cabbage cuisine?), and can even makes for a great breakfast!

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4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg lightly beaten

1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and butter. Stir in 1 cup of buttermilk and the egg.The dough is really thick, so I use my stand mixer.

Once combined, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Form dough into a round and place on prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk; brush loaf with this mixture. Use a sharp knife to cut an 'X' into the top of the loaf.

3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. You may continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it bakes.

It should look like this when it's all done! It should be nice & crispy on the outside, and dense & yummy on the inside. Now, cut your self a slice!

AND before you go, today I'm also over on Elizabeth's blog Chasin' Mason sharing a little bit about what it's been like for me to be a "boy mom"...

Being a mom to a boy is exciting and fun, but it is also a huge responsibility. I get to raise this boy into a man. I get to teach him how to be a kind friend, a committed husband, a gentle father, a great PERSON. Raising him to be all of these things is the greatest gift I can give him, and my greatest legacy. For we all know the world needs more good men, more GOOD people.   

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hello erin said...

wanna know a secret? when elfster told me i was paired with you i was excited and terrified all rolled into one. . . why? because you ROCK in the kitchen, and i really really don't. but knew you'd have something amazing for me to make. and i just might be able to accomplish this bad boy :)

the girl in the red shoes said...

Haha...erin was totally scared! But this recipe sounds amazing!

Sara McCarty said...

Yum! I've never made soda bread before but really want to now. Yours looks amazing! And I've never met a carb I didn't like!

natasha {schue love} said...

Oh I love Irish Soda Bread...brings back to many great memories! Need to make some this year!

E Hayes said...

I'm definitely going to try to make this, I love soda bread, but baking breads in general intimidate me. I guess I didn't realize soda bread didn't have yeast! No doubt making it now!

Megan said...

Any kind of carb is perfection in my eyes! ;) You've got me drooling over this, I can picture it now with melted butter dripping off the side! YUM!

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Nat{natyouraveragegirl} said...

i loooooove irish soda bread! my neighbors used to make it for us every year on st pattys and then we moved. epic fail. :(

Vanessa said...

Uh, yum!!! I've never had soda bread, but I'm craving it after looking at your pictures!