I can’t wait for St. Paddy’s Day. No, not the green beer and wildy drunken students roaming campus, and not even the dying o’ the river green.
It’s the Irish Soda Bread. Yes, yes, I’m sure the bread I’m used to is nothing like what the native Irish ate, but let’s just pretend, shall we? I think what I like best about it are the golden raisins. They’re just so…tasty.
Anyway, I used to make an awesome soda bread in high school, but it had eggs and white flour in it. And I’m pretty sure I don’t have that recipe anymore (and it would take my mother ages to try to find it somewhere in her house). Well, that’s a bummer because that was a real winner.
So I searched online for a delightful recipe, which turned out to be not so delightful. I was expecting this:
Instead I got this:
I mean, it wasn’t bad, but it just wasn’t Irish soda bread. It was more like whole-wheat-crumbly-let’s-stick-to-the-skillet-even-though-she-greased-it-haha bread. The beloved golden raisins couldn’t even shine in this bread.
It had some funky yellow-tinged browning going on on the top. Weird. Just weird. I made it through half the week and just couldn’t finish it, so I stuck it in the freezer. Who knows if it will every come out…
Anyone have a great vegan recipe for Irish soda bread?