Irish Soda Bread Recipe with Caraway Seeds

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Irish Soda Bread Recipe Happy St. Patricks Day!

Wednesday’s Appalachian News Express will feature a recipe for Irish Stew with a secret ingredient added in for a subtle but effective WOW factor.


Easy Homemade Bread for St. Patricks Day Recipe

I could tell you I grew up with Irish Soda Bread, but that would be a lie. The first time I tasted Soda Bread was at an Irish Pub near the University of Kentucky campus. The bread was thickly sliced, presented with a smear of butter, and had just a sprinkling of caraway seeds on the top. It was served with a piping hot Irish Stew and a pint of ale. I was a happy Coleen that day! Giggles

Soda Bread is a quick bread, no yeast involved. The ingredients are simple flour, salt; baking soda and buttermilk; that’s it. Oh – and a sprinkling of caraway seeds just because that’s the way Professor Lynaugh said it was supposed to be done.
St. Patricks Day Recipe Classics Irish Stew and Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Homemade bread is one of those things that makes a kitchen a happy place; a place I want to come home to after a long day at the office. White bread in a plastic wrapper has no soul. Where’s the love? Where’s the celebration of good grains and ingredients? I want something authentic. I want something that tastes like bread is supposed to taste.

If you have never made homemade bread, there’s no better time to start than right now!

Traditional Irish Soda Bread is fashioned into a round and a big X is cut into the loaf. Some say the X is to release the devil from the bread. Leave it to the Irish to spin a whimsical tale. Cutting an X gives more surface area to the loaf, and helps the bread cook more evenly.

Make a loaf or two today and serve it with a bowl of Jamerson’s Irish Stew and a cold brew. You will thank me and your family will thank you! Giggles


St.Patricks Day Recipe


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About Joyce Pinson

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.