Hi guys, hope you are all enjoying your weekend! I've got my green on for St. Patrick's Day, with Zoya's Apple, a pretty grass green with lots of golden yellow sparkles. It's super metallic and eye catching, especially in sunlight! It starts out quite sheer but looks great with two coats, or go for three if you want no visible nail line. I suppose it would have been fitting to photograph Apple next to some actual green apples, but I picked up some lemons and limes at the grocery store this morning, so lemons and limes it is! Also got some Irish soda bread (recipe below) to go with a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes.
In indoor lighting above and below
Irish Soda Bread recipe
Ingredients4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for currants
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 3/4 cups cold buttermilk, shaken
1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 cup dried currants
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the butter and mix on low speed until the butter is mixed into the flour.
- With a fork, lightly beat the buttermilk, egg, and orange zest together in a measuring cup. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture. Combine the currants with 1 tablespoon of flour and mix into the dough. It will be very wet.
- Dump the dough onto a well-floured board and knead it a few times into a round loaf. Place the loaf on the prepared sheet pan and lightly cut an X into the top of the bread with a serrated knife. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. When you tap the loaf, it will have a hollow sound.
- Cool on a baking rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.