Irish Recipes, St. Patricks Day

A little soda bread history….

Soda bread first appeared in Ireland during the 1800’s, when the use of baking soda as a leavening agent was introduced. Baking was done in the Irish home. They had little time to bake and ingredients were often at a premium. Soda breads contained little more than flour, buttermilk, baking soda and salt. Buttermilk was used because  it was often leftover from the butter making process.  Soda bread was served warm from the oven with a Lashing of Irish butter. Soda bread caught on quickly and soon became a staple of the Irish diet still popular in Ireland and in many parts of the world today.

There is an old Irish proverb that says…”the freshest of food and the oldest of drink”

Traditional Irish Soda Bread
Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Our Irish Soda Bread Dish is functional and fabulously beautiful. Irish Soda bread is a hearty and delicious quick bread you’d never guess was born out of necessity. Irish Soda Bread has a lovely golden brown crust, traditionally with a cross pattern on top. It is delicious served warm with Irish buttered and a bit of traditional Irish jam. There is an old Irish proverb that says…“the freshest of food and the oldest of drink”

1 thought on “A little soda bread history….”

  1. Baking without an acid such as plain milk tastes awful, but with buttermilk (it’s acid) neutralizes it and it tastes delicious!


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