I started craving Irish Soda Bread before I finished reading What The Wind Knows. It is a Quick Bread that doesn’t require yeast or proofing. You simply pat it, prick it and mark it with “X”, then put it in the oven for baby and me. The whole process of making and baking takes about an hour and a half.
Irish Soda Bread is perfect for brunch with the added sugar and the natural sweetness of the currents. I like mine slathered in butter. It is also great with a cream cheese spread or jam. If you prefer a savory version, omit the fruit and zest, and add your favorite seasonings such as caraway, fennel, or dill.