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 :)