Because I'm on a bread-making kick, I decided to try making soda bread this past weekend.
I found a lovely recipe, courtesy of a back-issue of Bon Appetit magazine online.
It was fairly easy to assemble, I had almost all of the ingredients in the house already, and the only change I made was to add a generous handful of golden raisins (because I hate caraway seeds) ... which was unnecessary.
Now, if you like your soda bread sweet and more like a scone than like sandwich bread, this recipe isn't for you.
However, if you simply want an excuse to eat lots of Irish butter on toasted brown bread, this is a good option.
I simply want an excuse to eat lots of Irish butter on toasted brown bread, so this recipe was perfect. Just don't add raisins; they don't enhance it.
However, I'm still in the market for a sweeter, more scone-like recipe, where raisins would be more welcome.