Happy wearing of the green!
Topic: Soda Bread
Happy St Patricks Day
I could’t let the holiday go this year without sharing with you one of my favorite recipes and a small bit of history!
Until recently, for the most families in rural Ireland, travel meant infrequent trips to the nearest livestock market. So yeast was hard to obtain and bought bread was a rarity. The traditional bread of Ireland was made at home, baked in a he4avy iron pot set over a peat fire, with hot peats covering the lid. These breads are quickly made, with no lengthy kneading or rising requirement. They are given a light texture and a wonderful taste by a combination of acidic buttermilk or soured milk and the alkaline baking soda.
*Soda breads are made to be eaten soon after baking.
Note: In the original recipe self-rising flour is used.
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