The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


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Irish Soda Bread

March 14, 2005 - 7:04pm -- Floydm

In honor of Saint Patrick's Day, everyone is printing their recipe for Irish Soda Bread. I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring as well.

I should tell you, in advance, that my recipe has one lesson that all bakers need to know that you are unlikely to find in the other recipes. Click Read More to learn that lesson.

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Mardi Gras King Cake

February 6, 2005 - 10:11pm -- Floydm

Although not as popular a method of celebrating Mardi Gras as drinking excessively and pressuring young women to remove their clothing, making a King Cake is a fun, festive way of taking part in a centuries old tradition of excess.

Below is a bit about the history of Mardi Gras and instructions on making this sweet, rich, festive bread.


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