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Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread
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Hello Yankee readers! My name is Jen and I’ll be bringing you fresh Yankee recipes every couple weeks here on Cooking New England. I’m a Midwestern girl who transplanted to Boston in 2007 with my Hubby and our two fat cats. I work a full time desk job as an engineer and have found a great way to relieve the stress of my 9-5 job by trying new recipes in the kitchen.

Irish Soda Bread
Photo/Art by Jen Perez
For my first post, I decided to choose a festive recipe. Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up in a couple days and I wanted to try my hand at some Irish Soda Bread. Believe it or not, I’ve actually never had Irish Soda Bread before. Now that I’ve made it, I can see why it’s so popular. I wish people made it more frequently than just the weeks leading up to St Patrick’s Day!

Slice of Irish Soda Bread
Photo/Art by Jen Perez
The dough for this bread comes together quickly and easily. The carraway seeds provide a subtle herbal sweetness unique to Irish Soda Bread while the golden raisins provide a hint of fruitiness. I highly recommend eating this bread while it’s still warm, fresh from the oven, slathered with butter, and possibly some jam.

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3 Responses to Irish Soda Bread

  1. Aimee Seavey March 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    I wish I had this for breakfast right now! Looks great! So glad you are now cooking and baking for Yankee – hooray!

  2. Debra Lindell March 14, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    Fabulous! I was just looking for a good Irish Soda Bread recipe & made mention of it on my own blog today ;-) Can’t wait till the weekend to make this!

    http://www.thegipsyintheparlour.com/2012/03/maggie-in-woods.html

  3. Shauna in Dallas March 14, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    The Soda Bread you made looks absolutely amazing although I might omit the caraway seeds!

    I’d love to see you make the Bavarian Apple Tart recipe at this link! http://www.yankeemagazine.com/recipe/for/bavarian-apple-tart/489

    Heck, if you don’t make it soon, I may have to make it myself!

    Your blog is awesome!

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