Tuesday, March 20, 2012
TWD: Happy St. Paddy's Day - Irish Soda Bread!
With a last name like Kelly, you would think I would have had Irish Soda Bread many times in my life. But, you would be wrong.
Being of Scottish descent, we had lots of scones, shortbread, raisin squares, but never soda bread. And, truthfully, if this recipe is any indication, we weren't really missing anything.
With only four ingredients, the recipe was dead easy to put together (which was good, as I was mostly occupied with making sugar flowers this past Sunday). I added chopped dates, which I had originally bought for the rugelach, but it just didn't deliver the flavor for me that I hoped for. Without the chopped dates, the bread itself would not have really tasted like anything.
For some different takes on the Irish soda bread, and the recipe, head over to My Culinary Mission (she made hers with gruyere!) or Chocolate Moosey.
Next time on TWD - Pizza Rustica! I'm already thinking of yummy toppings...