I made Irish soda bread last year on St. Patrick’s Day for the first time in a long time-see last year’s post here. I wish I thought of it more often-it’s very easy to make and very yummy. I especially like it with smashed avocado or with a spoonful of our wild berry preserves. It’s hearty and rustic and everything I love. This time around I used extra virgin olive oil in place of the earth balance and it came out perfectly-the texture and crumb were fine.
Today Iley helped make these. It’s such a joy to see him take an interest in cooking at such a young age. I make it a point to have him help prepare our meals each day, to involve him in the process so he can respect where our food comes from and how it is made. So far he is very enthusiastic about the whole process and I can only hope that seed grows into a passion.