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Traditional Irish Breads – Soda Bread Recipe

Irish Brown Bread Recipe

In Ireland in the 1800s, bread making was a very important part of everyday life. More often than not, bread was made in the house by the housewife; it was never bought from bakeries. Over the many years of bread making in Ireland, two similar breads became the most popular. Soda bread, most popular in Southern Ireland, is made with ... Read More »

Almond, Walnut & Cherry Bar – Irish Inspired Recipe

Once again, my good friend Patricia has shared a tried and true recipe with me and it would be wrong for me to keep something so delicious to myself. Last Christmas, we were fortunate enough to have been showered with a hamper (gift basket for stateside readers) full of lovely baked goods from Patricia but my favorite were these bars ... Read More »

Delicious Irish Potato Soup Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup & Irish Soda Bread

Potatoes have been a staple of the Irish diet for hundreds of years.  One of the favorite uses for potatoes in an Irish kitchen is to make potato soup.  This is a perfect dinner item on those cold winter nights, but can be enjoyed all throughout the year. The following recipe makes about 3 pints of vegetarian potato soup, enough to create ... Read More »