Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day: Irish Soda Bread

My Aunt Lucy (I sometimes refer to her as my grandmother) used to make soda bread.  She immigrated from Ireland when she was nine. 

Her "soda bread" always had raisins in it.  Turns out that's actually not soda bread but "spotted dog".  I found the recipe for Irish Soda bread on the Society for Preservation of Irish Soda Bread website. 

I decided to make soda bread for St. Patrick's Day.  I made it without the raisins to be traditional and because my husband thinks raisins are weird.
This is probably the first and last "recipe" post I will ever do.  I don't cook. I kept texting my husband with questions. "What do you use to seive?" and "How do I measure 14 ounces".  I'm also not much for recipes.  I have a hard time following the back of a Tuna Helper box!

My little helpers:

The Finished Product! It didn't taste like my Aunt Lucy's.  I missed the raisins! But it wasn't half bad and my husband raved about it.  He said I should make it again!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


  1. It looks really pretty (and yummy)!


  2. Never had it before but that looks soooo yummy!! :) Thanks for commenting on my blog yesterda. :)


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