Sunday, March 22, 2009

Irish Soda Bread

A couple of weeks ago my mom handed me a sheet of paper with a recipe for Irish Soda Bread and in response I asked "Is this a hint?" and all she had to say was "Yes". I had all intentions to make it for St. Patrick's Day since every year we go all out and have corn beef and cabbage and drink Guiness (even if some of us don't like it). But we didn't have flour (HOW DOES A BAKER NOT HAVE FLOUR?!?!?!). And I was too tired to run out and get some flour so I put it off until today.

I asked my mom if the recipe sounded like what she remembered, with the raisins and caraway seeds. She said that's how she rememebered it and so I stuck with the recipe, word for word.

My daughter helped me out again this time. I'm training her for when I open my own bakery. There's not too much to this recipe. It's a two step recipe. Pour all the dry ingredients into a bowl then pour all the wet ingredients into the dry mix and stir until just combined. I've made Irish Soda Bread only once before and it wasn't as sticky and wet as this mix was but this recipe came out very soft and moist. And even though this wasn't a flavor I like, my mom loved it and that's all that counted. I'm just not a big fan of caraway. I'd try it without caraway next time but then it would just be raisin bread. So, I'm on the hunt for a recipe I like.

If you want to give this recipe a try, and I recommend it if you like caraway, you can find here at English are not happy unless they are miserable, the Irish are not at peace unless they are at war, and the Scots are not at home unless they are abroad.
--George Orwell

1 comment:

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I really wanted to make Irish Soda Bread for St. Pat's Day, but I had a hard time finding caraway seeds. Everytime I checked at the grocery store, they were out! Finally I found some yesterday at Wal-Mart. I opened them to see what they smell like, and I don't think I'll like this bread either! :( But I'm gonna make it anway, one with the caraway, and one with just raisins. We'll see.....!