3 Great Ways to Enjoy Irish Soda Bread

We've got our traditional go-to, but have you tried our biscuits or skillet version?

Photo by: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Marshall Troy, 2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

We can’t say enough about Irish soda bread — from pairing it with corned beef and cabbage to smearing with a dollop of Irish butter, it’s a must-have for your St. Patrick’s Day table. This year, why not switch it up with a few fun twists? Though these recipes are fundamentally similar (you can’t have soda bread without baking soda, after all!), there are minor changes — say, using lemon zest and walnuts or baking the dough as biscuits — that can make a huge difference. Bring on the Irish eats!

Ina says she doesn't have the patience for the multi-step process of making traditional breads. That’s why she loves Irish soda bread — there’s no waiting or rising involved. With her 5-star recipe, a yummy loaf of bread is ready to eat in no time at all!

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Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Antonis Achilleos

Hosting a crowd for St. Paddy’s Day? Save yourself the hassle of slicing and serving with these tasty biscuits, which include raisins and caraway seeds for a subtle touch of sweetness. Don’t throw out those leftovers! When paired with tea, the biscuits’ scone-like consistency makes for an excellent breakfast or snack.

Photo by: Justin Walker

Justin Walker

Everything is better in a skillet (seriously — everything) and that includes Irish soda bread. With fresh lemon zest and chopped walnuts, this one-pan wonder is a fun, fresh twist on the traditional recipe.

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