What a great recipe! When my mom heard I was making soda bread and NOT using her recipe, I think she was a bit hurt, but turns out, it was essentially her recipe. My version includes raisins (about a cup) and caraway seeds (just over a tablespoon). It came out perfectly and tasted just like hers….easy recipe, but some seriously sticky dough
This was my first time making it, which is surprising. My mother always made it around St. Patrick’s Day. I think the reason I have never made it is that St. Patrick’s Day is my wedding anniversary which usually takes priority!
Thanks to this weeks hosts-Carla of Chocolate Moosey and Cathleen of My Culinary Mission. The recipe can also be found in the book (which I highly recommend) Baking with Julia.
This post contains a lot of firsts…first blog, first blog post, and first time participating in Tuesdays with Dorie. I am really hoping to look back on this post in a few months and realize my food styling/photography has improved…a lot. It really is so much harder than it seems!
I loved this recipe, it was the perfect first post recipe. The directions were perfect and the result is a loaf of white bread with a chewy crust and soft, but dense, inside. I have baked bread before, not extensively, but never had a better result. I love that it made two loaves since one was gone in less than a day. It is the perfect bread for toast, is great for a sandwich, or my favorite-plain, untoasted with Kerrygold butter.
Thanks to this weeks hosts, Laurie http://slush.wordpress.com/ and Jules http://someonekitchen.blogspot.com/. You can find the recipe on their blogs. Even better buy the book http://www.amazon.com/Baking-Julia-Savor-Americas-Bakers/dp/0688146570/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328639808&sr=8-1!
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