Super pimp Irish Soda Bread.
Can we can have a mature conversation about how you should drop everything right now and bake this rad Irish Soda Bread? Like don’t even go to work, walk your dog, or put on pants. Just. Bake. Dis. Crunk. Loaf.
Your butter needs a companion and your face needs some comfort.
This recipe is a classic take on traditional Irish Soda Bread. Traditional Irish Soda bread is made with bread flour, buttermilk, and baking soda instead of yeast. No yeast = no wondering if yeastly creatures are alive and active = no waiting for bread dough to rise = super quick slam bam thank you ma’am bread. Many people add raisins (or currants) and caraway seeds for some extra stellar flavor, which is just bril. Like, don’t skip the raisins and caraway seeds.
I know what you’re thinking…
Or not. Whatever’s your jam.
I used my gluten-free all-purpose flour instead of bread flour, and it turned out magnificently. You’d never know thee difference! You can also use regular all-purpose flour – doesn’t need to be fancy!
Let’s explore the possibilities with this bread for a minute. No brainer: bake it for St. Patrick’s Day to go alongside your Shepherd’s Pie…or just any dang day you please. My other Irish soda thoughts consist of every sandwich ever (turkey, bacon, avo for.the.win!), French toast, French onion soup, bread pudding, bruschetta, butter, jam, and personalized pizza. Open-faced breakfast sandinger with all the eggs, bacon, and salsa con carne asada. Ugh stop making me hungry, you menace.
Wah wah wah wait….look at this:
I’ve been breakfasting like a champ by toasting up hearty slices of Irish soda bread, slathering them in butter, layering them with avocado, and topping them with soft boiled eggs and sunflower seeds. Just.Whoa for your facetrap. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t drizzled the whole dang thing in maple syrup, because: blood sugar.
Back to my soda story.
I’ve been whipping up How To Tutorials for eHow.com, and this project was absolutely spectacular. I’ll be posting teasers on here every once in a while to the recipes I make. So get ye some carbs! Head over to eHow for my tutorial on How To Make Irish Soda Bread or simply follow the recipe below.
Questions? Hit me up style!