When I was in fifth grade, I was assigned a project for St. Patrick’s Day. We could either build a diorama focusing on a historical aspect of the day, write a paper (yuck) or made a traditional Irish food. Being a foodie from a young age, I decided to make Irish Soda Bread
I was so excited – I’d never made any type of bread before, and I knew my classmates would eat my creation the next day in class! I baked the bread, wrapped it up and brought it to school the next day.
It tasted terrible – dry, crumbly and completely flavorless. I was devastated, and vowed from then on I’d never make Irish Soda Bread again, let alone eat the stuff.
But I was destined to be reunited with the infamous loaf – Tablespoon asked me to make an Irish Soda Bread
and write about the process. Instead of saying, “No, way!” to the opportunity, I decided now was the time to reconcile with soda bread.
Irish Soda Bread is a delicious, easy bread to make for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities, or just because. Made with buttermilk, sugar, raisins (if you want) and of course, baking soda (the star of the show), soda bread is a simple recipe, but its flavors all come together to make a mellow, delicious quick bread.
Its consistency is that of a soft, yet still crumbly scone, and the inside is dense and moist. It’s perfect warm and straight from the oven and served with tea or coffee.
Now that Irish Soda Bread and I have rekindled our friendship, I bet I’ll be making this easy-to-make bread a lot more often.Stephanie (aka Girl versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!