This is the table decorations from a few years ago at my parent's house. My general thought on decorating the table was the tackier the better and there is not such thing as too many sparkles. While I am not having a full on St. Patrick's Day dinner at my house this year because it falls on a Tuesday but I did decorate my house a bit and I can't let this holiday without my favorite St. Patrick's Day food.
Irish Soda Bread! So yummy with butter as a savory dish and also so good with a bit of jam on it for something sweeter. Here is the recipe I use:
4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup butter
1 3/4 buttermilk
Preheat the over to 375 degrees
Mix all the dry ingredients together and then cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter (or 2 knives if you don't have a pastry cutter).
Add the egg and the buttermilk to the dry/butter mixture and mix well with your hands. (put a bit of water on your hands to prevent some of the sticking).
Divide the dough into two pieces and press into 2 greased round pans (or make 2 round shapes and place on a greased cookie sheet).
Cut a cross into your loaves and bake for 30-40 minutes.
Enjoy! Happy St. Patrick's Day!