Soda Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time 35 minutes

Total Time 45 minutes


  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 13 Tablespoons buttermilk*


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a small cookie sheet.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt, then add the buttermilk and mix together with a fork until almost combined.
  3. Move the dough to a lightly floured flat surface and knead for 30 seconds only, form into an oval loaf (about 8 inches wide) place on prepared cookie sheet. And score the loaf with a deep cross with a serrated knife.
  4. Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes or until bread is done. Serve warm. Enjoy!

*Buttermilk substitute: Measure 13.5 Tablespoons any milk you have, place in measuring cup or small bowl, stir in .5 Tablespoon vinegar. Let set 5 minutes before continuing with recipe.

~Recipe adapted from An Italian in my kitchen website

Coffee Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16


  • For Cake:
    • 1 1/2 stick butter, softened
    • 2 cups (scant) sugar
    • 3 cups flour, sifted
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
    • 3 egg whites, beaten until stiff
  • For the Topping:
    • 1 1/2 stick butter, softened
    • 3/4 cups flour
    • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 cup pecans, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat egg whites and set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Add flour mixture and milk alternately until combined. Don’t overbeat. Fold in beaten egg whites with a rubber spatula. Spread in a well-greased 9×13 (or larger!) baking pan. A cake pan with higher sides would be best.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine topping ingredients with a pastry cutter until crumbly. Sprinkle all over the top.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until no longer jiggly. Serve warm.

~Recipe adapted from