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Easy Irish Soda Bread

No Corned Beef Dinner would be truly complete without delicious Irish Soda Bread to accompany it. I am absolutely required to bring a still-warm loaf (or two) of this soda bread to my mom’s each year for St. Patrick’s Day dinner. It is pillowy soft inside with a gorgeous crusty exterior. This bread is also incredibly easy to make!

Easy Irish Soda Bread - Bakerlady

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Waffles

It’s time for me to fess up. I adore oatmeal raisin cookies. I know they get no love and, when compared to chocolate chip they are the wallflower of cookies. But I love them. These waffles have all the flavor of plump sun-kissed raisins and hearty oats, AND you get to top them with butter (and syrup if you like). I found them perfectly sweet on their own though. They are a great change of pace from your typical breakfast fare! I froze half this batch and then just popped them in the toaster during the week for a quick breakfast that I felt great giving to my kids.  They got a huge thumbs up from both my munchkins. Yours will love them too!

Delicious and full of raisins and cinnamon. Mmmmm. Yummy.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Waffles
adapted from Cuisinart

3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup oatmeal (regular rolled oats, not quick oats)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
6 tablespoons applesauce
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup raisins

Instructions

Crumble the brown sugar to remove any lumps and place in a medium bowl with flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir to blend. Add buttermilk, eggs, applesauce, and vanilla. Stir until well blended and smooth. Stir in raisins. Let batter rest 5 minutes before using. Preheat your  Waffle Maker. Pour a scant 1/2-cup batter onto the center of the lower grid; spread batter using a heatproof spatula to within 1/2-inch of the edge of the grid. Close lid of waffle maker until indicator shows done. Open lid and remove baked waffle. Repeat with remaining batter. For best results, serve immediately. You may keep waffles warm until ready to serve on a wire rack placed on a baking sheet in a 200°F oven.

Spiced Wassail Muffins

I decided this morning that it had been too long since I made a yummy snack for my munchkins. I found a recipe for Spiced Raisin Muffins and decided that with a few adjustments they’d be perfect! I decided to name my creation Spiced Wassail Muffins because as I was baking them I realized they smell exactly like the pungent spiced drink I make in the fall. These muffins have all the classic flavors of my favorite warm-you-to-your-toes beverage. Orange, apple, cinnamon and cloves combine to make them truly special. I decided not to put the glaze on top because they tasted plenty sweet without it, but if I were serving these at a tea, baby shower, or taking them somewhere, I’d probably add a drizzle of icing just for looks. [Read more…]
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