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Irish Soda Bread

In Bake, Breads on 5 February 2010 at 12:59 am

Irish soda bread. Have you ever heard of it? I hadn’t until Big Hache had mentioned that he made it for a get together once  for St. Paddy’s day. This thing was the YUM! My family loved it. *I* loved it and was impressed with how beautifully it turned out. I don’t remember the exact recipe he used but there are decent ones online that I am sure you can find. This one pictured used baking soda (of course) and buttermilk. Its taste paired very well with the mild boiled corned beef and hearty collared greens Big Hache also prepared and served up. That was a wonderfully filling meal and I do believe we all got more than seconds on it!

Mom whipped up her wonderful vegetable soup (which I’ll blog about sooner or later) and I decided that the Irish Soda Bread NEEDED to be eaten with it. This bread was awesome the 2nd day around. I wish I could feed you some so you’d fully understand what I am trying to convey. Look at the crumb (the soft inner portion). Nice yellow tint and the different sized air bubble pockets. I love those!!

Anyway, by chance if you want to read more about Irish Soda Bread and discover exactly how it is supposed to be (not some sweetened bread with raisins in it, bleck!!), I suggest you trek on over to Society for the Preservation of Irish Soda Bread. They tell you what is and isn’t Irish Soda Bread and give you all kinds of information on how they are keeping the traditional bread alive, well, and sacred!


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