Recipes: irish soda bread and banana bread
With a freshly baked bread craving gathering steam inside me, a little baking rampage was in order. Thus a couple nights ago I headed over to a foodie friend’s flat, luxuriously equipped with not one but two temporarily purloined ovens, to get the pent up baking energy out of my system. I missed the memo on St. Patrick’s Day so decided to compensate by making some Irish soda bread. I also conveniently had 8 overripe bananas begging to be used, so banana bread it was as well. I ended up with a nice crusty loaf of healthy, hearty soda bread and four mini-loaves of banana bread, and I must say that there’s something deeply, almost profoundly, satisfying about seeing carbs rise and/or brown in the oven. I imagine people experience similar feelings of satisfaction from making things like babies and such, but for me, it’s all about the measuring, mixing, and baking. No babies necessary.
(Recipe after the jump)