Return of the World’s Best Irish Soda Bread Recipe

World's best Irish soda breadLast year at this time I gave you a gift: the recipe for what this writer believes to be the world’s best Irish soda bread recipe. No need to thank me.

On behalf of the Society for the Preservation of Irish Soda Bread, I wish you all the best with your baking this holiday week, and I offer this blessing to help you along in your work:

May the blessing of light be on you—
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.
May your Irish soda bread be moist and soft
as the land of your ancestors.

Remember: Irish soda bread may be enjoyed all year round, not just at St. Patrick’s Day.

Also of note: Careful! Do not to use the recipe posted on my old Times Union blog. It’s cursed.

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