You didn’t think we’d let St. Patrick’s Day go by without something special, did you? Tomorrow (Tuesday, 17 March) we will be baking some traditional Irish favorites. The obvious one is Soda Bread. We’ll have Regular, Brown Bread (Whole Wheat) and Spotted Dog (with Golden Raisins).
The other bread is much less well known, but one I love. It’s called Whiskey Brack — a yeast bread that is heavily enriched with milk, eggs and butter, and loaded with Irish whiskey soaked golden raisins and currants. It’s sort of an Irish version of the German Stollen we baked for Christmas. Last year, I baked a few of them at home and gave them away as gifts. They were good, but I felt the whiskey flavor was lacking. This year we are doubling the amount of whiskey, so that should take care of that.
Also look for the Scones and Shamrock Shaped Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies in the pastry case. We’ll try to keep it filled for you.