Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesdays With Dorie: Irish Soda Bread

Top O' The Mornin' To Ya!   This week's TWD recipe was Irish Soda Bread, and I baked on St. Patrick's Day.  Obvious choice! 

We all enjoyed this loaf of bread!  It was rustic, crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, and perfect slathered with butter.  I stuck to the recipe and didn't add any cheese or dried fruits.  My family's preference was to go simple, so I did. 

This recipes has only four ingredients, with the leavener being baking soda (hence the name!), so even the most novice bread-bakers will have success with this recipe.  It comes together very quickly, needs very little rising time, and bakes in less than an hour.  In other words, this recipe is definitely a keeper, and would be perfect beside a pot of stew or soup. 

Carla of Chocolate Moosey put dried cherries in her loaf, while Cathy of My Culinary Mission added Gruyere cheese inside and atop her loaf.   See how versatile this recipe is?  Next time, as I'm sure there will be a next time, I'll add some sharp cheddar and sliced green onions.  And the time after that I think I'll add some orange zest, a little sugar, and some dried cranberries!

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  1. This was excellent. Yours looks great. My X didn't come out so well.

  2. I loved this bread too. I'm going to try some additions next time, I think a cheese version and maybe a sultana version too. So easy and delicious.

  3. I think your bread looks great..not sad at all:)

  4. How did you get your X so perfect?? I think the cheese and green onion would be divine. Thanks for joining me!

  5. Very lovely! Thisbread looks good dressed up or simple :-)