Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesdays with Dorie - Irish Soda Bread (Missed Recipe Make-Up)


As a recipe make-up for the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group, I chose to bake the Irish Soda Bread.




The recipe in the “Baking with Julia” book was contributed by Marion Cunningham. It is a very simple, basic and wonderful recipe for Irish Soda Bread. Since it contains only four ingredients,  namely all purpose flour, salt (I used fine sea salt), baking soda and buttermilk, it seemed important to me to get a really good quality buttermilk.




My favorite buttermilk is sold at a farmers store and that’s what I got before I made the bread today. While I was at the store, I also picked up some of the butter that they produce in order to be able to enjoy a thick slice of the Soda Bread with some really good and wholesome tasting butter.





To see how the other make-up artists fared, please click here.



24 comments:

  1. Your bread turned out beautiful. I really enjoyed this bread.

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    1. Thanks so much , Cathleen! I saw on your blog that back in March, you were the co-host for this recipe and the idea of adding Gruyère to the recipe sound like something I should try soon!

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  2. Your loaf is just beautiful! I am glad that you took this opportunity to make this one. I enjoyed making this and will make it again during the colder months.

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    1. Thank you, Elaine - you are right though with the colder months - it does seem to be a bread better suited to the colder temperatures.

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  3. Your bread looks delicious!
    We were lucky to be able to "catch up". It would have been a pity not to try the Irish Soda Bread. I did mine in different ways and loved them all!
    My catch up recipe was the White loaf: absolutely delicious!!

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    1. Carola, I agree, it was nice to get a chance to "catch up" - your white loaves sure looked wonderful!

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    2. Thank you Andrea,thank you so much for all the lovely comments you just left on my blog and that made me "blush". Wow!

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    3. You are quite welcome, Carola - you deserve them!

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  4. One of my favorites! Love your photos... :)

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    1. Jessica, I believe this recipe is a keeper - my kids and husband loved it, that is good because it will give me a chance to bake it again.

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    1. Thank you - it was an easy recipe, just the right thing for this week and I am glad that I took the time to "catch up".

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  6. Ooh, that looks great! And how incredible to use farmers buttermilk and butter! My mouth waters... My makeup recipe was rugalach. I am so glad we had this week to catch up!

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    1. I just love baking with that thik buttermilk...Your rugelach and the two fruit butters that you prepared sure looked delicious.

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  7. Really beautiful bread! This bread has become a staple in my house. It is so easy and so good. Try it with currants. Yum, yum!

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    1. Marlise, good idea with the currants - did your kids like the Irish Soda Bread with the addition of currants? It sure sounds good.

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  8. It looks perfect :) I took the week off!

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    1. Good for you Lizzy! But since I started a bit "late" with the TwD baking group, I missed a few recipes, so I was trying to catch-up a bit.

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  9. Andrea, Your bread looks wonderful! I’m glad you decided to make it…soda bread is one of my favorites! I also took the week off!

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    1. Kathy, I was briefly considering a little break too...but since I am "behind" in my baking, I decided to go for it and was glad that I did because the bread was so easy and delicious!

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  10. Beautiful job, Andrea!
    I took the week off as well :-(

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    1. Cher, thank you. Cannot wait to see all those lentil salads tomorrow...

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  11. Your bread looks so good! I loved this recipe and have made it a couple of times. I added a bunch of cheddar cheese one time, it was excellent! Have a great week!

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    1. Cheddar cheese sounds wonderful Erin - I will have to try that soon.

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