Irish Soda Bread
I avoid the Irish soda bread trend every Saint Patrickâ€™s Day. Partly because Iâ€™m a party pooper and only do themed posts for the super important holidays but mostly because every other food blogger has a post about soda bread going up about this time. Plus bread with raisins? That doesnâ€™t even have yeast? Not my thing.
As I mentioned in my recent post about pasta with raisins, Iâ€™m trying to be more open-minded with food and even though I was convinced this was going to come out as a hard disk filled with sugary-sweet raisins, I forged ahead. (Itâ€™s also a good idea to ask someone you really trust for a recipe!)
I cannot tell you how shocked I am! This bread reminds me of something, maybe a biscuit? Itâ€™s soft and fluffy inside with little pockets of sweetness from the raisins and richness from the butter. Iâ€™m not sure you could make a better bread, to be completely honest. And I threw it all together in about 15 minutes! Seriously.