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Irish soda bread gains popularity every March thanks to St. Patrick's Day but it's really a great bread to enjoy anytime of the year. If you wan to learn how to make traditional Irish soda bread or just want to brush up on your baking skills watch this handy below.
The video recipe comes courtesy of Allrecipes and showcases the traditional Irish soda bread that comes in a round loaf with an X in the center. You'll notice the recipe doesn't call for raisins or currants but feel free to add them if you prefer.
There's long been a debate as to whether or not raisins or currants to Irish soda bread is 'traditional' but, personally, I always add them for extra flavor. Sometimes even dried cranberries will do in a pinch although that's definitely not an Irish tradition (gasp!).
If you're curious about the history of Irish soda bread swing by Epicurious to get the lowdown on what's really traditional.
What's great about this traditional Irish soda bread recipe is you get to experiment with what works for you. So give it a watch and learn the proper technique before adding your own personal twist. Then let us know if you have any baking questions we can help you with in the comments below.