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Irish Oatmeal Shortbread

Irish Oatmeal Biscuits

I love plain buttery shortbread, but as with most things, I like a little variety in my shortbreads from time to time. One of my favorite shortbread variations is oatmeal shortbread. Oatmeal shortbread is a simple shortbread recipe that includes a good amount of oatmeal in it. While oatmeal does add to the texture of the cookies, creating a more crumbly result than flour alone, ... Read More »

Mini Irish Soda Breads

Mini Irish Soda Bread with Dried Fruit

Irish soda bread is a type of quick bread that uses baking soda as a leavener. They’re easy loaves to makeĀ  because the basic recipe has just four ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. This simple ingredient list also means that it is quite easy to put your own twist on the classic loaf. As much as I enjoy a plain soda bread when ... Read More »

What is Irish soda bread?

Irish soda bread – or just soda bread, if you prefer – is a type of quick bread that uses baking soda as a leavener. While this may not seem like much of a revelation these days due to the prevalence of baking soda in all kinds of recipes, it was a boon to bakers in Ireland in the mid 1800s. At that time, Ireland ... Read More »

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Soda Bread

The New York Times ran an article this week about traditional Irish soda bread – or rather, they ran an article that discussed how the loaf presented as “traditional” in the US is often not. The author’s loaf had butter, sugar and eggs in it, as well as raisins, and turned into a very cake-like loaf. I myself am guilty, to a degree, of making ... Read More »

Irish Soda Bread with Raisins

Irish soda bread is dead easy to make. It can have as few as four ingredients and uses no yeast, relying instead on the reaction between baking soda and buttermilk for leavening. This produces a reliable rise every time, no matter how inexperienced you are are baking. The four base ingredients are flour, buttermilk, baking soda and salt. Irish soda breads are slightly denser than ... Read More »

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