This week TWD is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by baking the traditional Irish Soda bread.
Irish Soda bread is a quick bread that uses baking soda as a rising agent instead of the traditional yeast. You must be wondering how quick are we talking about ….. well let me tell you 5 minutes !!!!
There are so many people out there who would love to bake bread from scratch but are intimidated by the process of letting it rise and kneading it. This recipe is good news for all of them. It requires no rising time and absolutely no kneading. All you need is just 4 ingredients and an appetite for a fresh out of the oven home made bread and you are good to go.
It was very easy to put together the dough which was quite sticky and soft. The dough was then kneaded with a light hand for about a minute. Although I really had to struggle not to get tempted to knead the dough for longer. It rose beautifully in the oven. The texture of the bread was just perfect.
I made two of these beauties, one was plain and I studded the other one with mini chocolate chips. Both tasted lovely, Although I will have to try this bread again with some raisins or maybe some dried cranberries.
I enjoyed my bread with a hot bowl of lentil Soup …. Perfect for a chilli evening.