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Embrace Your Heritage and the Calories–Irish Soda Bread!

Sue J:

It’s that time of the year again. Embrace the calories! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone!

Originally posted on Swimming in the Mud:

I love to bake. Right now, I’m baking Irish Soda Bread, and oh, my! I can hardly wait until it’s out of the oven!

Anticipation builds as I assemble the ingredients–caraway seeds, raisins, buttermilk, sugar, flour, etc. The stream of consciousness flows as I cut the butter into the flour and start thinking about my heritage. Like many Americans, my family tree is rooted in several countries. Mine is rooted in Lithuania, Ireland, and although it gets a little sketchy on my Dad’s side, most likely Wales and/or England. When I grew up, I picked up on some of the Lithuanian culture, and in grade school, when tasked to make a family coat of arms, I chose to focus on England. But, when it came to food, the Irish influence was the greatest.

recipe process steps

Cutting in the butter

When it comes to this time of year, nothing feels more like home…

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