Tuesday's with Dorie/ Baking with Julia was Irish soda bread.
A simple bread that is only composed of four ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda, and buttermilk. I have never eaten it before, much less baked it, and honestly I don't think I ever would have if I wasn't doing this baking challenge. Maybe it's the raisins that most people put in, I don't like them and that probably scared me off this particular treat.
Anyhoodle here I am with my very first Irish soda bread.
It really is a snap to make, a welcome relief from the previous albeit delicious tour de force. I waited until it was time for me to pick up Jake from school. Since it's such an ephemeral bread I wanted it to be at its best when my main bread eater was home. Jake loved it and the two of us blew through half the loaf. I've kept it wrapped in a damped towel, but I can see the quality dropping off as the day progresses. I think the bread's next stop is to be sliced up and frozen. It should be a tasty treat for breakfast after it gets toasted.
For a full run down of the bread, with recipes, head on over to Chocolate Moosey and My Culinary Mission.