Thursday Mar 13, 2014 – Saturday Mar 15, 2014
The Old Creamery Theatre Co.
39 – 38th Ave.
Event Phone: 319.622.6262
Event Phone: 319.622.6034
The Old Creamery Theatre brings Branson to you this spring! This high energy non-stop show features Debbie Horton, the only woman to have played lead guitar with Johnny Cash; Donnie Wright, an expert musician who has performed at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry; and Brian Capps, master upright bass player and singer.
Stay at A Touch of Home Bed & Breakfast Inc., 621 45th Avenue, Amana, Iowa 52203. Phone for reservations: 319 333-4025.
Saturday Mar 8, 2014
Elkader Opera House
207 N Main St.
Event Phone: 563.245.2098
Classic Broadway Cabaret at 4 p.m. Special event featuring some of your favorite Broadway tunes! Free admission.
Cedar St. Suites located downtown Elkader!
Spend the night at Cedar Street Suites,111 Cedar St., Elkader, IA 52043.
March 15 Celebrate St. Patrick at the Hotel Pattee with the Heath Alan Band. Custom Irish Menu by Executive Chef Chris Caes, contests with prizes and live music. Doors open at 6:30, band starts at 7:30. $40/person or $75/couple includes tax and tip.
Purchase on our website: www.hotelpattee.com Limited capacity, get tickets while available.
Winter Weekend Specials or a Romantic Getaway the Iowa Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers are ready to pamper you! Historic homes and hotels, restored farm houses and cozy cottages await you. Weddings and Honeymoons Welcome.
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St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated all across Iowa, and many of the innkeeper’s will be treating their guests to Soda Bread. Traditional Irish soda bread calls for only four ingredients – flour, salt, baking soda, and sour milk, but many cooks add ingredients to give it more character. Here is a Soda Bread recipe you can adjust to fit the needs of your guests.
Bake your soda bread the night before. In the morning, slice a couple of pieces and toast them to a crumbly gold. Top with melted Irish butter.
2¼ cups flour
¼ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup (one half stick) cold butter — salted or unsalted
¾ cup milk (whole milk can be substituted with buttermilk)
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 egg, beaten slightly
1 cup golden or dark raisins (optional)
1 teaspoon caraway seeds (optional)
Preheat oven to 375° and lightly grease a baking sheet or 9×5 inch loaf pan and set aside.
In large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut butter into small pieces and cut into dry ingredients until crumbly. Add milk, vinegar and egg to separate small bowl. Mix well, then add all at once to dry ingredients, stirring until just mixed in. Add golden raisins and caraway seeds and mix in gently.
Lightly flour your hands. Shape batter into a slightly domed round and place on baking sheet or in your 9×5 inch loaf pan. Dip a sharp knife in some flour and cut a cross in the top of the bread. Do not cut all the way through.
Place in oven and bake for about 30 to 35 minutes if a baking sheet is used, being sure you bake until golden brown. Bake for 60 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean, if baked in a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Cool on a wire rack. Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor.