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Tuesdays With Dorie: Irish Soda Bread March 20, 2012

Filed under: Baking,Baking With Julia,Bread,Tuesdays With Dorie — pastrybrush @ 11:47 pm
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This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was Irish Soda Bread and it was hosted by Carla of Chocolate Moosey and Cathleen of My Culinary Mission. This recipe is located on page 214 in Baking With Julia.

This recipe was chosen at the perfect time because, OF COURSE, I made it for St. Patrick’s Day.  We sat down to a dinner of Cornbeef, Cabbage, mashing potatoes, Irish Soda Bread, and a pint of Guinness.

What more could a girl ask for :)

When I first read the recipe, I was a little apprehensive about making a full recipe because at the bottom of the recipe in a note it says that the bread is best the day it is made because it gets “as hard as a Blarney Stone” the next day.  Since I didn’t want to waste 4 cups of flour since I knew Mike and I could not eat an entire loaf, I decided to make half a recipe.  I only had to bake it for 30 minutes instead of 50 minutes for the full recipe.  This recipe was very easy and I decided to keep it classy and simple and not add anything else to the recipe.  So four ingredients in, four ingredients out.

The bread turned out FANTASTIC.  Mike said it reminded him of a biscuit.  Which I do agree, it had the same soft texture and flavor that a baking powder biscuit usually has.  And….wait for it….

Wait for it….

We actually ate the leftovers the next day and they weren’t anywhere close to being hard.  It was still the same soft textured yummy loaf.  We enjoyed it just warmed up with a little butter.  Well, Mike went a little crazy with the blueberry preserves one day too :)

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3 Responses to “Tuesdays With Dorie: Irish Soda Bread”

  1. Julia Says:

    I also made a half loaf only to discover that it was still edible the next day! Yours looks great!

  2. Teresa Says:

    We made a full loaf and found it kept quite well. Your loaf looks lovely!

  3. Cher Says:

    We had some for leftovers the next day too.
    Your loaf looks great


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