European Baking Challenge – Week 8: The Irish Spotted Dog

Finally… I proudly present

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the Irish spotted dog! Yeah!

It’s been soooo hot here lately that I just couldn’t bring myself to turn on the oven. Therefore the results of week 8 are well overdue.

So without further ado, here’s the recipe:

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Not pictured are the chocolate chips and walnuts…

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1/4 sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
3 tb butter, cut into small cubes
1 cup chocalate chips and walnuts (or cranberries or raisins for the traditional recipe)
1/2 cup plain yoghurt
1 egg
maybe some milk

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 375° fahrenheit (app 190° celsius).
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  • Mix flour, sugar, baking soda and powder as well as a pinch of salt together.
  • Add small cubes of butter and knead through.
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  • Add the chocolate/walnuts (or if your doing it the traditional way – cranberries or raisins)
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  • Add yoghurt and egg and knead well. If need be, add some milk.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
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  • Form a loaf out of the dough and place it on the paper.
  • Lightly cut an X on top of the loaf.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Let cool for some minutes before eating.
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  • Enjoy!

I have to say that this cake/bread was well worth the wait. We throughly enjoyed eating it! It’s been a bit crunchy on the outside but totally soft and almost fluffy on the inside. A perfect way to start your day or to sweeten up a lazy afternoon…

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