Tender, aromatic, slightly sweet Irish Soda Bread with Cherries and Granola Top, for Saint Patrick’s Day.
Secretly, I would forego all other Irish dishes for soda bread… It’s BREAD for Pete’s sake. I’d take that over cabbage or fried fish any day of the week.
That’s not to say I don’t love traditional Irish cuisine, and the Irish-American favorites we all know and crave.
Yet to me, nothing takes the place of freshly baked bread. That hot earthy wheat aroma wafting from steaming crusty loaves, is irresistible. Slathered it in butter and you’ve got something truly magical.
See? I knew you would see it my way.
I heart homemade bread of all varieties, passionately, but there’s nothing more appealing than a rustic soda bread recipe with a note of sweetness.
Irish Soda Bread is a quick-bread variation, designed for no-fuss flavor and ease.
There’s no waiting around for the bread to rise. Adding baking soda instead of yeast, means you simply knead the dough into a hefty loaf and place it in the oven.
Baking soda causes Irish Soda Bread to rise in the oven, but the loaves stay dense and moist.
Irish soda bread can be baked plain and savory, but it is the perfect platform for sweetness!
I have a classic sweet soda bread recipe that I posted several years ago, with currents and caraway seeds. However today’s version, Irish Soda Bread with Cherries and Granola Top, is an updated version that offers bold flavor and vibrant aromas.
Dried cherries and orange zest are mixed into the dough to flavor the bread. Then I top the loaf with a quick homemade honey granola mixture to give it a crunchy nutty crust!
Amazing Irish Soda Bread with Cherries and Granola Top combines a rustic, yet tender, sweet loaf with a sturdy golden crust, perfect for topping with salty butter.
Irish Soda Bread with Cherries and Granola Top is just the kind of bread to kick-off my bread season.
And your’s too!
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