If only life were as simple as this Irish Soda Bread recipe. This easy, quick bread recipe takes roughly ten minutes to prepare and fifty minutes to bake, combining commonly found ingredients. The result? Deliciousness. Jessica and I decide that we needed to add a little “spice” to our traditional Irish bread. Scanning our kitchen we found, to our delight, left over dried fruit from the rugelach. After Jessica mixed the 4 ingredients and kneaded the dough, we added chopped dried apricots and cherries. Then just popped it in the oven.
But just like life, things are never simple. After 54 minutes we pulled our bread from the oven. Surprise! It did not look like the picture in our book. Ours was smooth on top and forming a small peak in the center instead of disk-like and bumpy. Next we tried to shake it loose from the pan’s grip which refused to let it go. Jessica and I know how to work in a team. She carefully held the pan ,rotating as needed, while I took a knife along the sides prying it from its home. Success! The bread was ours!
Although our bread looks like a little mountain, it is still delicious. It is sweet but buttery, soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside. Happy St. Patty’s Day!