Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St.Paddy's Day 2012

I am Swedish, but married a Muldoon 32 years ago and never looked back.  Today is full of memories.  This is the Irish Step dancing competition dress that I made for my daughter, Emily.  She traveled to Ireland and all over the states in champion dancing in this dress.

 And then there is the button collection:)
And a repeat of Muldoon's Irish soda bread recipe:
Ingredients: 1 cup white flour
3 cups whole wheat flour
1.5 teaspoons baking soda
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 of a stick of butter sliced and stirred in
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups of buttermilk

Mix all ingredients together and add buttermilk. It will be a bit hard to mix, so you can knead it if the spoon is too hard to use.  Cook in an iron frying pan or large glass pie dish sprayed with Mazola.  Bless with knife by making a cross in the dough, edge to edge,  in the dish.  Cook in oven at 325 for one hour and 10 min.  Enjoy!


Andra Gayle said...

That dress is gorgeous! I love to watch irish dancing ever since I saw a sword dance when I was in elementary school!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

you are a master sewist if you have made one of those Irish dancing costumes. I know how much work goes into one (a friend who made them told me).

Michele Bilyeu said...

An absolutely phenomenal Irish step dancing dress! It's gorgeous and I bet your daughter is too as she dances a jig in this lovely, lovely dress! Happy St. Paddy's Day to all of the Muldoons!

KarenQuilt said...

What a lovely step dancing dress!