Find loads of delicious uses for buttermilk, from fluffy American-style buttermilk pancakes to traditional buttermilk scones. Buttermilk makes cakes deliciously moist, and gives bread loads of flavour.
These pancakes are passed down from my grandmother, who was Scandinavian. They are light and fluffy, and great with berry syrups. I have made these for years as a special treat, and I hope you enjoy them as much as my family has.
This traditional American cake is buttery, sweet and delicious, with the buttermilk ensuring it comes out fantastically moist. This is a great base recipe to use if you are icing a layer cake, or to use in a trifle. Of course, it is delicious as is! Tip: you can use two 20cm or two 23cm round cake tins instead of the tube cake tin. Adjust baking time accordingly.
This bread is delicious plain or toasted. I make it at least once a week.
Soda bread dough is flattened into a round circle and divided into farls, meaning 4 parts. It is then cooked on a dry griddle or pan. Traditionally this was the quickest way to make soda bread for unexpected guests who drop by for a bit of craic (good fun). It's best eaten fresh with butter and jam but is also delicious fried as part of an Ulster fry.
I got this recipe from a co-worker. Everytime I share these scones I always get a compliment. They are quick to make and moist. Serve them warm with butter or jam! You can also add sultanas or fresh blueberries to this recipe as a variation.