You don't have to be Irish to enjoy this Irish soda bread recipe. It's sweeter than a traditional soda bread, but just as easy to make (more like a quick bread than a yeast bread in terms of time). Add currants or raisins to jazz it up, and serve it with one of my flavored butter recipes, like cranberry butter or orange butter.
For more St. Patrick's Day recipes, see also:
- Irish Stew - Hearty and comforting, this stew is made with Guinness for a rich flavor (don't worry - the alcohol cooks out).
- Colcannon - This traditional Irish potato dish is comforting any time.
- Irish Mint Brownies - A base of chewy brownie is topped with a layer of creamy mint, followed by a chocolate topping.
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