Happy St. Patrick's Day week. Are you in the green n' Irish spirit? Have you figured out your St. Patrick's Day menu? I'll be sticking with our traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage with a few sides. I may even branch out and try Colcannon for the first time. Last year I discovered just how delicious Irish Soda Bread tasted. I couldn't believe I'd been making St. Patrick's Day dinner for nearly seven years and never made this delicious quick bread. It wasn't intimidating at all. In fact, it was rather easy to make and bake.
Irish Soda Bread is wonderfully fragrant, possesses an anise-like spice and are extremely flavorful. Irish Soda Bread is distinct because of two unique and traditional ingredients: caraway seeds and currants. I remember the excitement when I had my first slice last year. The combination of caraway seeds and plump, dried currents in the just-sweet-enough batter was sublime. I wanted to blert out in my best Irish accent, "A delicious soda bread, indeed!"
I hope you'll consider adding Irish Soda Bread to your St. Patrick's Day menu this year. It was quite easy to make and the delicious results of the bread are far superior. I found the recipe on the King Arthur Flour Blog last year, if you don't follow it, you should. Their bloggers consistently post delicious baking tips and delightful, timely recipes. Head over to their blog and view a step-by-step recipe post to see how easy it is to make their recipe for American Irish Soda Bread.
American Irish Soda Bread