Irish Soda Bread – Sort Of…

Irish Soda BreadBread borders on a religion for me.  No surprise there, if you’ve read through the blog a bit; there’s quite a few bread recipes.  There will be quite a few more I imagine.  I’ve toyed around with bread enough, I’ve not even scratched the surface here.

Most of the Irish Soda Bread I’d had growing up was dry enough to sop up oil spills in the garage.  Gack.  Not my idea of a good time really.  I liked the idea, a simple yeast-less quick bread that was easy to put together.  I just don’t like my bread that incredibly dry.  This one is different.  It’s nowhere near as dry.  It tastes great out of the oven.  It tastes even better the next day after it’s been wrapped up in foil overnight.  Something goes on in there during those wee hours alone, things mature and meld.  It’s surprisingly simple and takes well to some variation. Continue reading