If you go into Davy Byrnes Pub today, you can still get the Gorgonzola sandwich which was made so famous by Leopold Bloom in Ulysses. So why not get out the soda bread and celebrate Bloomsday with us!
“Mr. Bloom ate his stripes of sandwich, fresh clean bread, with relish of disgust, pungent mustard, the feety savour of green cheese. Sips of his wine soothed his palate … After all there’s a lot in that vegetarian fine flavour of things from the earth.”
(Ulysses, Chapter 8: Lestrygonians)
It’s a lovely day here at the Little Mill HQ with temperatures reaching a sizzling 21C, perfect BBQ weather! We Irish are known for our ability to break out the BBQ in a lot less favourable conditions, so why not throw some delicious Irish beef burgers on the grill and wrap them in delicious wholemeal soda bread baps.
It’s a bit of a cliché but with the new year does come the opportunity of a fresh start, a blank canvas with which you can fill with new resolutions. For many people, health and fitness features high on the agenda. But what about making small changes that can have a big impact? One big area you can make a significant change in is in reducing your child’s sugar intake, particularly at breakfast time.
With its distinctive taste, texture, and legendary health-bestowing reputation, Irish Soda Bread is practically an Irish national symbol and an Irish culinary institution. Soda bread has a deep country taste, an invitingly crunchy crust, and a delectable, nourishing centre. For centuries it has been giving strength, comfort, and good taste to generations of Irish people. Try this simple soda bread recipe using our Plain Wholemeal Flour.