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Get ready to salivate! This recipe is awwwesome and it’s perfect for Fall and Winter and whenever you need some serious comfort food.

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Sara made the chili I made the soda bread. It ended up tasting a lot like corn bread, maybe it’s because I used spelt, but maybe not. I never had soda bread before so I don’t know if it’s supposed to taste like corn bread, but it doesn’t matter because it turned out perfectly and tasted great with the chili!

The Soda Bread

I followed the recipe from Let’s Dish Recipes.

What you’ll need:

4 cups flour [I used 2 cups spelt flour and 2 cups whole wheat flour]
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups buttermilk

Spelt flour is the non-hybrid version of wheat flour and I want to start using it a whole lot more.

What to do:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease and flour a round cake pan. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually stir in the buttermilk until the dough comes together in a slightly sticky ball. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead gently a few times. Form the dough into a ball and then press into the prepared pan so that the dough resembles a large disk. The dough should reach the edges of the pan, but may spring back slightly. Cut an X into the dough with a sharp knife, about 1/4 of an inch deep. Cover the pan of dough with another round cake pan turned upside down. Bake for 30 minutes, covered, then remove the top pan and bake uncovered for about 10 minutes more or until the crust is dark golden brown.

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It came out so awesome looking you could mistake it for being made in one of those huge brick ovens directly from Ireland. I had fun smelling it. I loooove the smell of freshly made bread, but maybe not as much as I love the smell of freshly kneaded bread dough. 😀

The Chocolate Chipotle Chili

Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest!

Sara said that you won’t need to use as much chicken broth. Use just enough to get the consistency you want. I think Sara made the chili in just the right amount of liquid and thickness. She also added both black and pinto beans. When it comes to beans, use your favorites and mix them up. Sara used canned beans and cooked everything in a large deep skillet. She poached the chicken. Doing that it made the chicken perfectly moist!

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Sometimes we find recipes and adapt them to our own interests, sometimes we make up recipes completely, and sometimes we copy completely. We find a lot of our recipes on Pinterest. It’s an awesome place to fulfill any curiosity that happens to pop in your had at any given time. It’s certainly an excellent way to find ample meal options on a day when you just can’t think of anything.

We enjoy getting to share all the different recipes we find and love. Happy eating!

– MaryAnne

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