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Famous food in Ireland

Irish cuisine is the style of cooking that originated from the island of Ireland or was developed by Irish people. It has evolved from centuries of social and political change and the mixing of the different cultures in Ireland, predominantly from nearby Britain and other European regions.

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Soda Bread

Soda bread is a quick bread made with baking soda & without yeast.

It is made of flour, salt, baking soda, and buttermilk, some recipes may include olive oil and eggs.

This bread requires almost no kneading, and the dough is shaped either as a round cake, or it is flattened and cut into four pieces, known as farls.

Many Irish families add their own twist by mixing in different fruit and spices.

Soda bread was first invented by Native Americans, it was not until the 19th century that this type of bread became commonplace in Ireland.

Brown Bread

Irish Brown bread is a variety of Irish soda bread, brown bread is made with all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt, baking soda, rolled oats, buttermilk (for flavor and moisture), and molasses (for caramelization and color).

Once prepared, the dough is shaped into a ball which is pressed, then decorated with a cross incision on top.

It is served with Irish butter, fruit jam, or beside a stew.

Irish Breakfast

Irish breakfast is a traditional meal consisting of fried eggs, fried vegetables (tomato & mushroom), potatoes, fried meats such as bacon & sausages, both black and white puddings, baked beans, and toast.

The meal is always served with Irish soda or brown bread, a cup of tea, and a glass of orange juice on the side.

Originally, breakfast was invented as a way to prepare the people for a day of hard work on the farm, and the meal was especially popular on cold winter mornings.

Today, its huge size is making it somewhat impossible to consume on most working day mornings, so it is usually prepared on Sunday morning or Christmas morning.