For The Love Of Bread
In the 90s, my mom had one of those bread machines. You could hear it mechanically kneading the bread from rooms away, the scent wafting through the house.
Bread machines aren’t as popular anymore, unfortunately. Buying a fresh loaf of bread at the supermarket is great, sure, but there’s nothing quite like a homemade loaf of bread.
Instead of scouring the internet for a bread machine and some bread mix, you can make bread by hand, and it’s beyond delicious. Especially this Irish soda bread!
Since St. Patrick’s Day is on its way, I figured an Irish soda bread would be a fantastic recipe to try, and I was right. This stuff is delicious, with or without the fruit added in.
Wanna try it yourself? Then let’s get started by getting your ingredients. You will need:
- quick-cooking oatmeal or regular rolled oats
- baking soda (make sure it’s fresh)
- baking powder (make sure it’s fresh)
- very cold unsalted butter, cubed
- orange zest
- dried currants
- gold raisins
- for the rest of the ingredients as well as the amounts, click here to visit Food Wishes’ website.
The best part about making this bread is how it’s technically a “quick bread,” meaning there’s no yeast to leaven it. Nonetheless, it’s still absolutely delicious!
Give it a try and you’ll see what I mean. Food Wishes‘ video is down below, and Chef John will show you how it’s done.