Saint Patrick’s Day is an official Christian Feast Day to commemorate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland as well as the heritage and culture of the Irish. It is celebrated all over the world each year on March 17th. So let’s celebrate, I’m always up for a feast! Here are some ideas…
Our family loves Schlotzsky’s Deli, but the one near us closed. So, I went online years ago to find a copy-cat recipe of their bread, and have been making it for about 10 years. It has been a favorite dinner of my kids when I make Schlotzsky’s bread and have lots of sandwich fixings.
1/2 cup warm water (about 110°)
1 Tbl sugar
1 pkg (2¼ tsp) yeast
1/2 Tbl warm water
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup warm milk
1/2 tsp salt
2½ cups flour
In small bowl, sprinkle yeast over the 1/2 cup warm water and sprinkle sugar over yeast, set aside. Dissolve baking soda in the 1/2 Tbl warm water in medium bowl. Add warm milk, salt and 1 cup of the flour, beat until smooth. Beat in yeast mixture and remaining flour (batter will be a thick, sticky batter, not as thick as normal bread dough).
I divide dough evenly (about heaping 1/4 cup) into Demarle Round Tray (6), cover and let rise for 1 hour. If you don’t have the Demarle tray, spray two pie pans with cooking spray and dust with cornmeal and divide batter evenly (after baking cut each into quarters for individual portions).
Preheat oven to 375° and bake for 20 minutes until golden. Cool (you may not be able to wait). Slice and fill with your favorite sandwich fixings.
I double the recipe and divide evenly into 2 Round Trays on a Large Perforated Sheet to make 12 at once.
Demarle at Home is famous for the very first introduction of flexible bakeware (maker of the Silpat). It is the only flexible bakeware in the industry designed with the perfect combination of woven glass and food grade silicone, an absolute must for unmolding and browning. I have been using their products for six years, it is my favorite bakeware.