Irish Soda Bread ~ 1836 Oldest Reference ~ Read the history

From November 1836 Farmer’s Magazine (London) VOL 5  p.328 referencing an Irish newspaper in County Down

Oldest Reference to Soda Bread — Society for the Preservation of Irish Soda Bread.

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THE SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF IRISH SODA BREAD. INFORMATION ON THE HISTORY AND PREPARATION OF TRADITIONAL IRISH SODA BREAD AS CREATED BY OUR ANCESTORS..

This site is meant to encourage modern bakers to get in touch with their Irish roots and use the traditional ingredients/recipes when making “traditional Irish soda bread.”  Sure, make the fancy desserts for St. Patrick’s Day, but save a spot on the table for Irish soda bread to remember how far the Irish have come from the days when it was the only thing on the table to today when our tables are filled with good things to eat and thoughts of the Famine years (An Gorta Mor) are long forgotten.

Flour, Salt, Baking Soda, Buttermilk.   

Anything else added makes it a “Tea Cake!”

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