Our gluten free version of Marion Cunningham's Irish Soda Bread
I was startled to learn that soda bread was probably the invention of American Indians. I grew up thinking it was a legendary Irish creation. What really happened was the potato famine...
People needed something cheap and simple to eat. Irish wheat was soft and did not lend well to yeast. Baking soda was the answer to a quick and simple staple for the starving masses.