St. Patrick’s Day and the Babes are honoring the (almost) holiday with a bit of green.
Allow me to honor the occasion with my favorite Irish toast…. We lived in Ireland for our 1st year on this side of the pond.
May those who love us, love us.
And those who don’t love us
May God turn their hearts.
And if he can’t turn their hearts
May he turn their ankles
So we may know them by their limping.
Actually, the Babes are honoring both sides of the Irish: the green and the orange.
They’re good – and inclusive.
The green in the Irish flag represents the Gaelic / Catholic tradition of the south; orange is the protestant tradition of the north and white is the peace between them.
Leave it to the Babes to do all that in a loaf of bread…..
In the case of the bread the green comes from green matcha tea powder which, I’m told, gives a slight earthy flavor. The orange comes from candied orange peel.
Rumor has it that some of the Babes candied their own orange peel. You’ll have to check out their posts to see if it was worth the effort.
Cathy, of Bread Experience, and our host kitchen for this month, gives great instructions for this bread – and she has made it a few times.
I believe that means it’s good and she (and friends) really like it.
I can see it toasted, with butter and orange marmalade and a nice cup of tea.
It would be perfect if I was back in Monkstown, looking out over the Bay.
If you want to try this lovely, flavorful bread, meander over to Bread Experience. You’ll find the recipe, variations, easy instructions, and helpful hints.
In the meantime, have a look at the range of breads the Babes can produce from the same (ahem) recipe:
And that’s it for the Babes in March.
Stay Safe, Healthy & Patient. Get your shot when you can
And keep on wearing your mask!!!
And the Babes are:
The Bread Baking Babes
A Messy Kitchen – Kelly
Bake My Day – Karen
blog from OUR kitchen – Elizabeth
Bread Experience – Cathy
Feeding My Enthusiasms – Elle
Judy’s Gross Eats – Judy
Karen’s Kitchen Stories – Karen
My Diverse Kitchen — Aparna
My Kitchen In Half Cups – Tanna
Notitie Van Lien – Lien
And me…. Thyme for Cooking – Katie