Tuesday, March 20, 2012

TWD- Irish Soda Bread

This was a nice easy recipe after the all-day affair with rugelach.  I have always liked Irish soda bread and am always a little puzzled how this can be such a great bread despite its lack of yeast.  On Mondays I work from home, so I didn't even start on this bread until lunch time on Monday.  I even had to go to the store to get buttermilk and still had time to make the bread during my lunch hour.  That worked out well because about the time it came out of the oven I had the mid afternoon munchies.  I couldn't wait till it cooled completely as instructed in the book, but I thought it was mighty good still warm.  When I saw the caution that this would be hard as a rock the next day, I felt free to eat quite a few pieces to spare the bread a death in the trash can.



4 comments:

Cathy said...

Simple is good... I'm finding more and more that I gravitate toward the more simple recipes of late. Especially when they turn out the way this bread did. Loved it.

Emily Thome said...

Look at your pretty bread, WITH a crisscross! I love your rationale for eating lots of bread - I thought the same thing and helped myself to plenty of fresh bread. Love it!

Teresa said...

Nice job. It turns out it keeps better than advertised, but that didn't stop us from sampling it quite a bit.

Cher Rockwell said...

It WAS nice to go a little less complicated this time through.
This bread did hold up a little longer than they said, but I can appreciate your sacrifice to save it from that fate :-)