Easy Irish Soda Recipe
One of my favorite things about Saint Patrick's Day is the delicious Irish Soda Bread. I've never made it before because I always though that the process and recipe would be too complicated. It was not until I watched a recent Episode of Barefoot Contessa, my favorite show on Food Network, that I realized that making homemade Irish Soda wasn't so scary.
I was so excited to see that she would be making one of my favorite Saint Patrick's Day treats. And she made the process appear so simple. But leave it to Ina Garten to make everything look easy and effortless! This recipe is so simple to make (no proofing required), and great for someone who is new to the world of bread making like me. The only twist I gave to this recipe is the dried apricots just because I had them around and I was pleasantly surprised by the delicate sweetness and texture that it added to the bread.
Frankly, this delicious and light bread can be made any time of the year. Slather in real butter and it is the perfect afternoon treat. Below is the recipe and video.