Irish Soda Bread is a recipe that is so much easier than expected. I even did it wrong and this recipe STILL came out beautifully enough for me to bake another batch (or two). Hot from the grill, off your Napoleon Pizza Stone
, there is nothing better. Serve your fresh Irish Soda Bread with butter, homemade jam, or use it to soak up the juices from delicious Dublin Coddle
or Irish Beef Stew
; definitely, the best way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
I know you’re wondering how I could have messed this recipe up. Well, I grabbed greek yogurt when shopping for this recipe. Yogurt is yogurt, right? Nope! Greek yogurt has a thick texture, while regular yogurt is a lot more liquid. So, while mixing the wet and dry ingredients, I wound up with some sort of shaggy, flour covered, yogurt ball type mixture. I had to mix the dough together with my hands! I was worried. They said not to knead this dough more than 20 times. Well, I gently mixed with my hands until I had a sticky ball of dough, then kneaded on a floured surface about 10 times until the dough came together fully. When I removed my beautiful, steaming-hot bread from the pizza stone, let it cool enough to slice, and bit into that first slice was heavenly, and the recipe is surprisingly forgiving.