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Why is Irish soda bread called that?

Asked by 2davidc8 (7602points) March 17th, 2017

In particular, what is the “soda” about?
I’ve noticed that stores are advertising Irish soda bread this week for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Zissou's avatar

It is leavened with baking soda, not yeast.

Coloma's avatar

Yes, it is made with baking soda, hence the name. Oh man, reminds me of old Irish family friends we used to know before they died. The bloody mary breakfasts with soda bread and all sorts of great food were epic. haha
If you stayed over night and planned to leave the next day you had better up your departure another day , there was taking no for an answer. Good old Nan &Charlie. :-)

2davidc8's avatar

OIC. Thanks, jellies!

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