"O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him."Psalm 34:8
We cannot taste spiritually what God has for us if we are not in His Word. Let us not neglect our need for spiritual food through the daily bread we receive from reading God’s Word.
“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”Matthew 4:4
“Give us this day our daily bread.”Matthew 6:11
For most of us today, we cannot fully appreciate what bread meant to our ancestors. For hundreds of years, people lived on mainly bread. It was the staple of life to peasants and nobility alike. Bread was characteristically a cheap and filling commodity, utilizing different species of wheat, barley, rye, and oats. These cereal grains were able to withstand the harsh climates and short growing seasons that many of the Northern European countries experience. Often times, the people of these countries would combine a variety of these cereal grains in their breads to stretch supplies further.
The recipe I am sharing is one of my favorite bread recipes. I love a good hearty bread especially in these cold winter months as a companion to soups, stews, and chilis. The best part is that it doesn’t need to rise. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.
Irish Soda Bread
Combine dry ingredients.
Cut in butter with two knives.
Add Buttermilk and egg until the dough begins to form into a ball.
Dump the dough onto a floured surface and knead a few times.
Shape into round loaf and place on ungreased baking sheet.
Cut an X into the top of the loaf with a sharp knife.
Bake for 45-55 minutes.
Rachel was born and raised in a Christian home. She was saved at a young age for which she is thankful. She has lived in Pennsylvania her whole life. She worked in a bakery for 16 years before moving on in another direction. She has enjoyed cooking and baking over the years especially those foods rich in history. She is passionate about history and the stories of those who had so little yet were able to provide meals for their families. She appreciates the ingenuity behind the recipes written by those ladies who have pioneered the trail of food preparation before us. Food is an essential part of life and there is nothing sweeter to her than sitting together and sharing a meal together with family and friends.