Sweet Pea's Kitchen

For many people living in the United States, when they hear the words Irish soda bread many think of a sweet bread dotted with raisins and caraway seeds. While the American-Style Soda Bread is delicious, it is not the traditional Irish soda bread. The traditional bread only includes four ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk. The “soda” in the name comes from the use of baking soda to leaven the bread instead of yeast and kneading. This bread is very easy to make, but it does take a light touch. You want to use a minimum amount of handling, only mixing it until the ingredients come together. The more you handle the dough, the tougher the bread will be. If you want your bread to be even more “authentic”, bake in it a cast-iron pan. The cast iron pan gives the soda bread a golden crust that’s thin and crisp, with a bit of a chew…

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