Traditional Irish Soda Bread - It's so easy and the best part is you don't have to wait for it to rise! I've tried several recipes for Irish Soda Bread, and this is by far my favorite. It bakes up into such a beautiful loaf that its hard to believe it isn't a yeast bread - you can have a gorgeous loaf of homemade bread on the table in about an hour, from start to finish. By Let's Dish Recipes.
Irish soda bread is a quick bread. Instead of yeast, the bread uses baking soda as a leavening agent, which means that mixing it up is no-fuss and all the rising takes place in the oven. This process yields a hearty loaf with a fine crumb that is perfect for sopping up the juices from a roast or stew. (It also makes wonderful toast, French toast and is great for a hot sandwich once toasted.)