Market Watch: Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

There was a disappointing lack of greens at this morning’s St. Patrick’s Day Greenmarket, outside of a little spinach and some collard greens. Baker’s Bounty did have this giant mound of Irish soda bread for the holdiay, and at only $3/each I took the splurge. The bread was more crumbly and more cake-like than other Irish soda breads I’ve eaten, and I was surprised to see that it was leavened with yeast, instead of, you know baking SODA. Still, it had the beguiling combination of caraway seeds and raisins, and made a very filling breakfast.