RECIPE TITLE "Quick Irish Soda Bread" from Deseret News (Salt Lake City) , Mar 15, 2007 by Suzanne Price/Macey's
serves 4 --
One-hundred-and-fifty years ago, in parts of rural Ireland, it was common to make bread using baking soda rather than yeast.
Yeast won't make the bread rise unless the baker uses a strong flour, which was scarce. Baking soda, however, could be counted on to leaven bread. However, the soda has to be combined with something acidic in order to do its magic. In this recipe we use buttermilk (soured milk, milk with vinegar added, can also be used).
Not only is this a historical and tasty bread, it's pretty foolproof.