Irish Breakfast for St. Patrick's Day

You don't need more than eight very basic ingredients to make this classic St. Patrick’s Day Irish soda bread recipe. You don't even need to let it rise. The baking soda and baking powder do the leavening, and the buttermilk aids in the rising process too. This is a hearty bread to go with those morning sausages, or, ahem, black pudding. Slather some Irish butter on it, or a big, fat wedge of Dubliner cheese and go at it with gusto.

Like corned beef and Guinness gingerbread, this simple buttermilk bread, leavened with a mix of baking powder and baking soda, is a St. Patrick’s Day classic.... Read More