Corned Beef & Cabbage with Irish Soda Bread

Happy Early St. Patrick's Day. I am posting these recipes a day ahead so that you may make this tomorow night for your dinner if you wish.

The corned beef recipe is just from my head. I learned how to make this meal by following the directions on the bag that the corned beef brisket comes in. I usually by two briskets this time of year because they are on sale. While time consuming, it is a relatively easy meal that feels like you slaved over it, so I like to have another one for a "rainy day!"

The CameraDawktor's Corned Beef Brisket & Vegetables "New England Style"
1 corned beef brisket w/ seasoning packet, approx. 3 1/2 - 4 lbs.
1 small head green cabbage, cut into quarters
2 small yellow onions or 8-10 boiler onions (this is approx. add however many sound good)
1 lb. baby carrots, approx. 24
1 lb. baby Yukon Gold potatoes, approx. 12

In large stockpot (at least 8qts.) place corned beef brisket w/ liquid it comes in the package, along with contents of the seasoning packet. Cover in cold water to an inch below top of pot and bring barely to boiling point with lid off. Cover pot and let simmer on low heat for 50 min. per lb. of brisket. Do not boil the meat, it will make it tough. Simmer gently. This could take anywhere from 3-4 hrs.

1 hr. before brisket is finished bake Irish Soda Bread. Recipe is below.

45 min. before brisket is finished add onions, potatoes and carrots. Do not cut any of them, add them whole. You may have to remove some of the liquid from the pot so as not to overflow. You want the liquid to just cover everything.

20 minutes before brisket is finished add cabbage (cut whole cabbage into quarters, don't dice or chop).

Remove the brisket and place on cutting board. Let rest for 10 min. The brisket will have a thick piece of fat on one side. Trim it off now or at the dinner table. Slice the brikset across the vein in 1/4-1/2 in. slices. Place on serving platter. Remove vegetables with slotted spoon and serve in separate dish or placed around brisket if serving it on a large platter.

I got this bread recipe from Mamasita, I have no clue where she got it.

Irish Soda Bread:
4c. all purpose flour
3Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. golden raisins
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. buttermilk

Directions: Beat eggs, buttermilk and melted butter in large bowl. In separate bowl, combine all other ingredients. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Do not overmix, stir until all flour is well coated.

On greased and floured cookie sheet or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, form dough into one large, round mound.

*Beat one egg with a bit of milk, brush on top of dough, this will help the bread to be a nice golden color when done.

**I use a stoneware baking bowl to bake my soda bread with a stoneware deep dish baker over the top to serve as a lid. When baking this way it may not take the full one hour twenty minutes.

Bake @ 350 degrees for 1 hr. 20 minutes. Allow to cool 5 min. and remove from bowl or cookie sheet. Cut into wedges with serrated knife (bread knife). Serve with butter or margarine and honey.


spicehut said...

Cool. Looks like I'm going to be making the Soda bread next week for sure. Will post it online then.

How does the bread taste like ? Is it best eaten straight out of the oven ?
Same here @ fun chatting with you today.

mysouth said...

didn't ya know i've linked yer site awhile back? LOL i guess it was hard to find listings, so i've re-arranged it today.Love your site!

DWJSDating? said...

IT'S BACK! I wonder what the problem was?!!?

Looks yummy! Hope you have a green day . . . not, like sick and feel horrible green day . . . Happy St. Patrick's Day :)

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh, I must have been led by divine intervention since I was searching for a recipe for Irish soda bread & here I am.

Love your site, I can't wait to try the bread, I'll let you know how it comes out.

CameraDawktor said...

Debbie?!- Is this my neighbor across the street Debbie??? I will have to call you and find out. Wouldn't that me funny if you were just doing a random search on the internet for that recipe and found me in bloggie land? Too Weird!!

My word verification is xoxonooo....nobody wants to hug and kiss me today??? boohoo

spicehut said...

Hey I just uploaded a Cabbage recipe to share in your celebration of St. Patricks Day. (Soda Bread will have to wait till next week). Check it out.

I was wondering if I could upload the pics you sent, on my blog... ?

Debbie said...

Nope this isn't the Debbie across the street but that would be funny if it was. Ha ha.

I can't believe someone else has the same name as me.

Debbie (the one you don't know)

CameraDawktor said...

Is today the first time you have visited? I gave my neighbor Debbie my blogspot address and thought she visted once before. Since she is not a blogger her name would come up w/out a bloglink like yours did. And the way you said you were doing a "random" search and ended here....led me to believe it was her.

Do you want to be my neighbor Debbie too? I already have one more, that would make 3 neighbor Debbie's....one next door, one across the street and one in bloggie land! teehee thanks for stoppign by again.

DWJSDating? said...

This is the only blog I can link to the other one "Plz SAVE my blog" doesn't work. HHHHMMMMM . . . I am having NO LUCK! Help me :)