St. Patrick’s day is here, time for soda bread, corned beef, cabbage and car bombs (I’ll share these amazing cupcakes tomorrow, I promise!)
Soda Bread is a quick bread that is super easy to make. Traditionally it has four basic ingredients – flour, baking soda, buttermilk and salt – with the baking soda serving as a leavener. The reaction between the baking soda and buttermilk produces carbon dioxide bubbles causing the dough to rise.
The result is a dense, moist and hearty bread – perfect for soaking up a smooth potato soup or the juice from corned beef and cabbage.
Many recipes you find today are made with sugar, butter or eggs, and flavored with currants or caraway. These help enhance the flavor and texture of the bread – and this is what my family prefers.
Whichever way you like your Soda Bread grab your kids head into the kitchen and make this yummy bread, it is great any time of year!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May the luck of the Irish be with ya!