I have been itching to try my hand at bread making for some time, but I’m afraid of it. I’m not the best baker in the world because I have no patience and don’t take my time so my cakes can come out a bit wonky sometimes. But bread, although requiring precise measurements and resting periods, is a bit more forgiving in the “design” department. I’ve perfected biscuits (I use this Bobby Flay recipe), so I decided the next step would be the soda bread. And since St. Patrick’s Day was coming up, I thought what better time to try it.
I used the recipe I found here at Melangery
I didn’t alter it at all since this was my first time making it and I always like to try the unaltered recipe first. I was super happy with how it turned out! It was chewy and moist with a great crunchy crust. And the flavor was so comforting and warm. My husband and I thought it would also make great scones. I think I am going to try that next - with honey and raisins!
As for bread making... I think I’m hooked. My next step will be to take a class. I feel like for the yeast breads, I need someone to show me exactly what the dough should look and feel like at each step.