Peanut butter cookies are the best kind of cookie. I just love them, and I certainly cannot be trusted with a plate of them sitting around. I’m sure there are valid arguments for chocolate chip or frosted sugar cookies, but peanut butter will always be my favorite.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
I love Irish Soda Bread. I love its rustic crust. I love it with salty Irish butter smeared on top. I love it with whole wheat flour (which makes it Irish Brown Bread). I love it with raisins (which make it a Spotted Dog). I love it with caraway seeds (what on Earth does that make it?). With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, it is a staple quick bread, regardless of what you add to it or what you call it.
When I made this beautiful loaf last week, I wanted a simple recipe using the basics – flour, salt, baking soda and buttermilk (and caraway seeds because I couldn’t resist that distinctive flavor). Where do I start when I’m looking for simple? Alice Waters. That’s where. She has not let me down yet.