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Rosemary cheddar Irish soda bread 
March 21, 2017, 5:40 pm
Filed under: Company, side dish

http://foodnessgracious.com/rosemary-cheddar-irish-soda-bread/. 
Next time, I’ll lower the heat on my oven for a longer bake time and perhaps make smaller loaves. 

 Prep Time 10 minutes

 Cook Time 25 minutes

 Total Time 35 minutes

 Servings 6 people

 Calories 290 kcal

 Author foodnessgracious

Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper

2 tablespoons fresh chopped rosemary

2 cups grated sharp cheddar

1 cups buttermilk

1 whole large egg

Instructions

Heat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly flour a non stick baking tray or spray with a non stick spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, pepper, rosemary and cheese.

Add the egg to the buttermilk and beat until mixed.

Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour and lightly mix through until it becomes sticky and a ball forms.

Dump the dough out onto a flour dusted work surface and roughly knead the dough into an ball shape. It may be on the wet side so have some extra flour on hand for dusting.

Place the dough onto your prepared baking tray. Take a sharp serrated knife and cut an X on top of the soda bread. 

Season the top with some more salt and pepper and bake in the oven for 25 minutes and the top is golden brown.

Let cool for 20 minutes before slicing and serving with butter.

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Alana’s Tiramisu 
March 21, 2017, 5:37 pm
Filed under: Company, Dessert, Uncategorized

6 Egg Yolks 

1 1/4 C Sugar 

2 tubs of Marscapone Cheese 

1 3/4 C heavy whipping cream

Lady Fingers (I think I used two boxes of the 3.5 oz Roland brand– could use more or less) 

6 T warm water 

4 T Espresso (I used Instant) 

2 cups coffee liqueur

Cocoa Powder (for Dusting) 
Combine Egg Yolks and Sugar in a mixer and mix until light lemon color. Add Mascarpone and mix until combined. Whip whipping cream (I added some vanilla and think cinnamon would be great too) in a separate bowl until consistency is right– think peaks, not butter :). Fold whipped cream into Marscapone/ Egg Mixture. 

Combine Espresso with the warm water, let it dissolve. Add in the coffee liqueur. One at a time dip the ladyfingers into the mixture–think 4-6 seconds as you want the cookies to still have a crunch. 

As you soak the ladyfingers, lay them in the pan. Once a layer is complete add half of the cheese mixture. Repeat the same steps for the second layer. Smooth cream and dust with the cocoa powder.