Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with These Delicious Recipes

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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning your celebration. These easy-to-prepare St. Patrick’s Day dishes can be made in the comfort and convenience of your RV, so you won’t have to miss out on your favorite Irish foods just because you’re traveling this time of year.

Irish Soda Bread

What you’ll need:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup margarine (softened)
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • Additional 1/4 cup buttermilk

Baking instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven 375 degrees. Grease a large baking sheet lightly.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, sugar, baking powder, margarine and salt together.  Stir in the egg and 1 cup of buttermilk.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, turn the dough out, kneading slightly. Form it into a round and place it on your baking sheet.
  4. In a separate small bowl, combine 1/4 cup buttermilk and the melted butter. Brush the loaf with this melted butter mixture. Cut an “X” into the top of the loaf with a sharp knife.
  5. Bake the soda bread in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes.

Irish Potato Farls

What you’ll need:

  • 4 medium potatoes (peeled and halved)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 pinch salt

Cooking instructions:

  1. Cover the potatoes with water in a large pot and bring them to a boil over high heat. Simmer on medium-high until the potatoes are tender (20 minutes).
  2. Drain the potatoes, then mash until smooth.
  3. Place mashed potatoes in a medium bowl and stir in the flour, melted butter and salt. Mix until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough on a floured surface. Use a rolling pin to flatten into a 9-inch circle. Cut into quarters.
  5. Cook for 3 minutes on each side in a floured skillet. Season with salt and serve hot.

Don’t forget to stop and see us right here at Leisure Time RV when you’re cruising throughout the country in your RV this spring.

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