Today I went to Target for the first time in months. I tend to avoid Target for two reasons: it’s out of the way and I never leave without spending at least $80. Has anyone figured out why that happens? No matter what I do, no matter why I go there, I walk out $80 poorer. Today was no different of course. The good news is I got some great deals and I pretty much finished my food shopping for the week.
While I was browsing the aisles I spied some Irish soda bread. I’m a big fan of Irish soda bread, but only the homemade kind. Real Irish soda bread, in my experience, is moist and cake-like. Store-bought Irish soda bread always seems to be dry and gross. I didn’t want to buy the prepackaged bread but it did inspire me to make my own Irish soda bread today. I quickly pulled up my favorite recipe and skimmed the ingredients list. I had most of the ingredients at home and only needed to grab raisins and buttermilk at Target.
I finished my shopping and, of course, the final bill was $82. It’s like some type of witchcraft! But once I was home and all the groceries were put away I got to work. I mixed the dry ingredients and set up the wet ingredients. The oven was preheated and once the ingredients were mixed together I put the batter in the cake pan and set the oven time for 45 minutes.
After 45 minutes I stuck a knife in the center of the loaf and it definitely was not done. I added 15 minutes to the timer and checked again when the buzzer went off. Still not done! 15 more minutes added. Finally, when the buzzer went off and I ran a knife through the center of the loaf it was done!
Now I have a huge loaf of Irish soda bread for breakfasts this week. I already snuck a piece, warmed it up in the toaster oven, and devoured it. Delicious, as always!
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