It’s St Patricks Day on Friday, and what more fitting way to celebrate that with one of Ireland’s most traditional bakes, soda bread. Traditionally it was made with sour milk to provide the acid to react with the bicarbonate of soda, milk that otherwise would have been thrown out by the local dairy. Other nineteenth-century recipes used small amounts of hydrochloric acid. We make ours with the more conventional buttermilk.
It’s the last week for the current specials roster, and as we head towards Easter great things are planned. A Babka loaf. Just saying. Meanwhile, take the last chance to snap up our Rye Soda Bread or Apple and Custard Kickshaws. New specials next week!
In our regular bake list the Old Fashioned White is now a mighty 800g, up from 600g, – so miles more sandwiches – for only 5p extra.
Order and pay online at http://breadincommon.com/weekly-bread-order-form/
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on Weds 15 March, pick up your order freshly baked that day on Thurs 16 March from 1-6pm.
Picture: what else but our soda bread.