Saturday, January 7, 2012

irish soda bread


Besides all the biscotti and other baked goods* my family and I have been consuming over the winter holiday, we've also made several loaves of Irish soda bread, with varying degrees of success. There are a bunch of different recipes out there, all of which can yield totally different textures and tastes, but the one my dad uses has proven to be pretty tried and true...

For those who are unfamiliar, soda bread is a type of quick bread that uses buttermilk and baking soda as a leavening agent, rather than yeast (hence the "quickness" of this quick bread). Some form of soda bread can be found in many different cultures and countries... This particular loaf contains both raisins and caraway seeds, which is typical of traditional Irish soda bread.


P.S. Happy first post of 2012... May it be filled with health, happiness, and good eats!
*separate post forthcoming

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