Waldorf Salad

Did you know that the  “Waldorf Salad”  was created by the Matre D at the Waldorf-Astoria-Hotel, in New York City.  It was  first created between 1893 – 1896.  You can make  a “Waldorf Salad” a meal by adding a few  slices of chicken, tuna or even turkey you may have leftover n your refrigerator . But I chose to go with the “Classic Waldorf Salad” , this salad  that I prepared was so crunchy  from the walnuts, and just the right  hint  of lemon, and  plumpness of the raisins  , both me and my husband enjoyed it and I’m sure you will too !  

 
Ingredients:

Dressing  :

  1. 1/2 cup of Mayonnaise 
  2. 2  tbs. freshly squeezed Lemmon Juice
  3. 1 tbs . Sugar

Mix and Chill your first three  ingredients and place in the refrigerator  while you prepare the salad  ingredients :

Salad Ingedients :

  1. Salad Chopped  (of Your Choice)
  2. 1 Gala Apple  Chopped
  3. 1/2 Cup  of Golden Raisins  or Dark  Raisins is fine whatever you have on hand
  4. 1  Stalk of Celery Chopped
  5. 1  / 2 Cup  of Green Seedless Grapes sliced in half
  6. 1 /2 Cup of Toased Walnuts Chopped. Bake Walnuts single layer  on a 350 degree oven for ten minutes 

Irish Soda Bread in a Cast Iron Skillet

This is a  NO-Yeast Recipe, so it’s Easy, and it Bakes in a  Lightly Greased eight inch Cast Iron skillet.  If you do not have a skillet it can also be baked on a Baking Sheet.   I  got  Into  the Irish  Spirit, and tried this Recipe out.  This recipe was easy to make and took no time at all .  I got the recipe from  Simply Recipes,  I went thru alot of Recipes and thought this one was not so complicated  and there was   NO-YEAST in the ingredients.  It came out perfect with a golden crust ,  just the  right sweetness ,  it brings you right into a  Sunday Breakfast feeling warm with a good spread of butter melted on top.  Or a side compliment to your  Corned Beef and Cabbage Feast. 
 
Ingredients 

  1. 1 large Egg
  2. 1 cup of Raisins
  3. 1 tsp Baking Soda
  4. 4 cups of Flour
  5. 1 tsp. Salt
  6. 1 tbsp. White Cane Sugar
  7. 4 tbsp. Butter
  8. 1 3/4 Buttermilk
  9. Note if useing “Caraway Seeds”. 2 tbsp per loaf

  
 
This recipe makes 1 Loaf of “Irish Soda Bread””.  Pre- heat your oven to 425′.  In a large mixing bowl bring together all your dry ingredients flour, sugar,salt, and baking soda.    Now it’s time to incorporate the butter into the flour,  with clean dry hands mix butter till a coarse consistently .   Make a well in the center of your flour and  add your Buttermilk and egg , mix with a wooden spoon till difficult to mix.

 
Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead into a ball.  Slightly dust your hands with flour you’re dough will have a sticky feel , knead only to you form a ball.    Try not to over knead your dough , causeing your soda bread to becoming tough.  Make your ball and transfer  to your slightly greased cast iron skillet or baking sheet.  

  Place your loaf in your Cast Iron Skillet make a deep X at least one half inch deep into the dough and bake for 35 – 40 minutes, at. 425′.   Your soda bread should  be golden brown on top  and sound hollw to the touch when done or insert a toothpick which should come out clean after you insert into the middle.
  
  

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