Irish Soda Bread
posted on March 11th, 2016 by Lauren Pepin
Serve up a slice of the Emerald Isle this St. Patrick’s Day with Bristol’s Own Irish Soda Bread! Irish Soda Bread was a traditional staple in Irish households, or farms to be correct. Since these homes were isolated and spread out, they had their own hearths for baking, and being a poor country, they ate bread with every meal. The hearth method of baking created a tender and dense bread with a hard crust and a slight twang in flavor.
The Irish Soda Bread of today has been enhanced to have a slightly sweet flavor and it has raisins in it. Warm it up, slap some traditional Irish Kerrygold butter on it and you have a meal!
At Bristol Farms we believe Irish Soda Bread to be an everyday item and you can find it in most of our locations. If you are like me though, sometimes if you see it every day you may not realize just how special it is. I can remember the first time I tried our Irish soda bread – I was a cashier at our Newport Beach store for a few years, but didn’t think this bread would appeal to me. Days before St. Patrick’s Day, we had a demo set up with the Irish Soda Bread and Kerrygold Irish Butter. I just about ate all the pieces in the demo. After my shift ended, I bought a loaf of bread and a brick of butter and called it dinner. I’ve been a huge fan ever since.
Don’t wait for March 17th to feel your Irish roots. Stop by our Bakery today and try our Irish Soda Bread. After you have a taste, you will consider yourself lucky!