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No-Knead Irish Soda Brown Bread


Prep Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 50 mins., plus cooling time


2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp molasses
2 cups buttermilk
3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted


1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt.

3. In a separate bowl combine molasses, buttermilk and melted butter. Pour liquid ingredients into flour mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until dough comes together. Tip mixture onto a lightly floured work surface. Shape into a round loaf shape and place onto prepared baking sheet. Using a sharp knife slice a large X in the top of the loaf.

4. Bake in the oven for 35-40 mins., until the dough is golden brown on top and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Remove loaf to a wire rack. Let cool 1 hour., before slicing.

Date filled cookies

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN


1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. shortening
2/3 c. sour cream
1 tsp soda
2 1/2 c. oatmeal
3 c. flour
1 tsp vanilla

Preparation instructions

Cream together sugars, shortening, sour cream, and vanilla. Then mix in soda, oatmeal and 2 cups flour.
The other cup of flour will be used for rolling out and cutting.
Roll out dough on pastry cloth or “tupperware” sheet. Use cookie cutters of your choice.
Bake @ 350° for 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned.

Date filling:
Microwave ingredients on high for 3 minutes, stir , then microwave on high for 3 more minutes. Allow to cool a bit, then spread on cookies and sandwich.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Waffle cookies

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD


1 Stick Margarine
3/4 C. Sugar
1 Egg
2 squares chocolate ( or 3T cocoa & 1 T fat for each sq of choc.)
1/2 t Vanilla
1/2 C. Milk
2 C. Flour
1/2 t soda
1/4 t salt

Preparation instructions

Mix all of the ingredients together and bake in a waffle Iron

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting:
6 T Butter (softened)
3/4 C. Cocoa (or less)
2 2/3 C. Powdered Sugar
1/3 C. Milk
1 t vanilla
Mix all together with an electric mixer

Submitted by: Rebecca P