soda bread

noun

Definition of soda bread 

: a quick bread made especially with buttermilk and leavened with baking soda

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Ireland’s famous cake-like, dense soda bread complements these meals wonderfully. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "In Ireland, a growing menu of culinary delights," 21 Aug. 2018 The First Congregational Church of East Hartford celebrated St. Patrick's Day with traditional fare, which included shepherd's pie, boiled cabbage, soda bread, and a sweet bread pudding for dessert. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Guests Share A St. Patrick's Day Meal," 28 Mar. 2018 This hybrid scone-soda bread has a dense, cake-like texture and unpleasant licorice aftertaste from a heavy hand of caraway seeds. Alex Beggs, Bon Appetit, "6 New Trader Joe's Products, Plus Something Called a ‘Blarney Scone,‘ Reviewed," 14 Mar. 2018 Includes 5 courses and 5 drinks, from Irish soda bread with beer cheese to Guinness brownies and ice cream and traditional Irish foods in between. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "St. Patrick's Day events in Cincinnati," 14 Mar. 2018 In addition to event t-shirts, there's also provided food, including corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread and other assorted baked goods. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "St. Patrick's Day puts Irish symbols, traditions in the spotlight," 14 Mar. 2018 Who doesn't love soda bread, Guinness, and potatoes; a few of the elements that make up the different recipes. Indianapolis Star, "Irish Recipes," 2 Mar. 2018 There will be a soda bread baking contest that calls for all bread to be made from scratch. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Gaelic Park heritage event puts Irish arts, sports on display," 6 Sep. 2017 Don’t forget the three mandatory carbs though: Potatoes (preferably colcannon), Irish soda bread with raisins, and a Guinness (duh). Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "How to Eat Corned Beef for Every Meal on St. Patrick’s Day," 14 Mar. 2017

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1850, in the meaning defined above

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