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Irish Soda Bread

matt5150 Mar 8, 2008 11:24 PM

Where's the best place to get Irish Soda Bread in NY?

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    harleyj RE: matt5150 Mar 9, 2008 04:33 AM

    We make it from scratch, do you need a recipe?

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      matt5150 RE: harleyj Mar 9, 2008 10:05 AM

      YES, THANK YOU!!!

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        The Chowhound Team RE: matt5150 Mar 14, 2008 06:02 AM

        We've split a recipe for Irish Soda Bread, kindly posted by irishnyc, to the Home Cooking board:


        Please post any other recipes there, rather than here on the Manhattan board.


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      dandandan RE: matt5150 Mar 9, 2008 08:59 AM

      i find the freshdirect variety quite delicious
      and its parbaked, so you can finish it off in your kitchen and get that fresh bread baking scent http://www.freshdirect.com/product.js...

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        david sprague RE: dandandan Mar 16, 2008 01:57 PM

        tried this thanks to your recommendation, and it's very very good -- thanks for the tip!

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          dandandan RE: david sprague Mar 16, 2008 06:34 PM

          You're welcome! I've yet to have a bad experience with Freshdirect's parbaked breads in general. I'm celebrating my St. Paddy's on Monday this year (being contrary) and can't wait for my irish soda bread to get here tomorrow morning =).

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        JodyK RE: matt5150 Mar 13, 2008 01:14 PM

        Does anyone else have any bakery suggestions?

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          TipsyMcStagger RE: JodyK Mar 13, 2008 03:04 PM

          Glaser's Bake Shop on the corner of 87th and 1st.


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            LeahBaila RE: JodyK Mar 16, 2008 08:41 AM

            Eli Zabar makes a great one...Just had it on Friday. Make sure to buy some Irish butter to go along w/ it!


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            sugartoof RE: matt5150 Mar 14, 2008 02:01 AM

            molly's used to serve the rolls, and had a bit of a rep for it too.... i can't even remember if they're still keeping up that tradition. wow, anyone else notice if they're serving irish soda bread still?

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              TipsyMcStagger RE: sugartoof Mar 14, 2008 05:50 AM

              Had dinner at Molly's Wed night. No rolls.


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                closer53 RE: TipsyMcStagger Mar 14, 2008 09:23 AM

                Orwasher's Bakery. 78th St. & 2nd Avenue I think. The BEST!

            2. Cheese Boy RE: matt5150 Mar 14, 2008 11:27 AM

              I'm a bit surprised there's been no mention of the Irish soda bread available at the Union Square greenmarket. I happen to like that soda bread because it's very rustic. To describe it, I'd have to say it's somewhat imperfect in shape and tastes very scone-like. Ingredients include buttermilk, raisins, and caraway seeds. This bread certainly tastes better than most. You won't be disappointed, especially if you like scones. I'm unsure of the vendor's name though. [It's not Bread Alone, and I believe it's not Our Daily Bread]. The only thing I can tell you for certain is that the price range is around $4.25 a loaf. Perhaps that might help in assuring you're sampling the correct one. HTH.

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                lmoy RE: Cheese Boy Mar 17, 2008 08:05 AM

                I bought some soda bread at one a greenmarket on Saturday -- not sure if it was the same vendor or not. Anyway, I bought it without reading the label carefully, and when I got it home I realized that yeast was listed as an ingredient! Yeast?? In soda bread?? It did taste good -- and it had whole caraway seeds, which is important to me in a soda bread -- but it was far from traditional in texture.

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                ams54 RE: matt5150 Mar 14, 2008 02:03 PM

                I actually like the Irish Soda Bread at Whole Foods, but it's far from traditional - no caraway seeds, a hint of lemon and a more cake-like texture.

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                  kerokaeru RE: matt5150 Mar 15, 2008 06:52 AM

                  They have some rolls and two types of loaves at Silver Moon Bakery on Bway at 105th, but it is only for the St. Patrick's day season. Also have hamentaschen for Purim - good but pricey at $3.75!

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                    Sugarshoc RE: matt5150 Mar 16, 2008 01:47 PM

                    I like the Irish Soda Bread at Amy's Bread.

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