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about the irish loaf

 

 
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The story of the irish loaf

The Irish Loaf started in NYC in 2007 around the time of the great recession. Home baked bread became part of our daily routine. The warm slice with melting butter and a cup of tea was a wonderful relief from the everyday noise and news. 

In Ireland, we grew up with two breads which were just a staple part of daily life. The Irish Soda was a bread we would have anytime of the day whether we were out for tea or lunch or home with friends and family, spread with butter and maybe a bit of raspberry jam, words escape that first bite. The Irish Brown bread was a vital component of breakfast or lunch. A bit of butter and marmalade or gooseberry jam were popular choices for some, while others preferred the bread buttered and accompanied by a good strong soup, or some smoked salmon with a squeeze of lemon and black pepper or maybe some home-made chicken liver pâté. It worked well with home made apple jelly too, a favorite for the children. 

Back then, the bread was kept in the bread box. When freshly baked, it was simply sliced. The following days we would toast it. Not much has changed with the way we enjoy it today except we tend to keep our bread wrapped in cling wrap and aluminum foil, and we prefer to refrigerate it after the first day. When a loaf is baked fresh and not to be used immediately, once at room temperature, we wrap it up and freeze the bread. It usually can be kept in the freezer for a couple months and takes just a few hours for it to defrost. We then use it for toast. Enjoy! 

 

- D & H

 
 

 

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About our bread

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The Irish Loaf currently hand bakes five loaves. In our house, we wrap each loaf in cling wrap and aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator after the first day. On day two or three we like the bread toasted. Spread with butter & jam, marmalade‎, pâté or alongside soups, or try it with smoked salmon, black pepper and a squeeze of lemon, or whatever may take your fancy.


If we have extra loaves, we pop them in the freezer and store for a couple of months to enjoy another time.

 

Original irish soda bread

Made with flour milled in ireland

ingredients

Wheat Flour, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Acid Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate), baking soda, sea salt, organic buttermilk, organic sesame seeds.

Net Weight: 1 lb 10 oz. (730 g)

 
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new york irish soda bread

Made with NEW YORK STATE ORGANIC FLOUR

ingredients

NYS Organic Wheat Flour, organic buttermilk, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, organic sesame seeds.

Net Weight: 1 lb 10 oz. (730 g)


ORIGINAL IRISH BROWN SODA BREAD

MADE WITH FLOURS MILLED IN IRELAND

INGREDIENTS

Whole Wheat Flour, Wheat Flour, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Acid Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate), baking soda, sea salt, organic buttermilk, organic sesame seeds.

Net Weight: 1 lb 10 oz. (730 g)

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NEW YORK IRISH BROWN SODA BREAD

MADE WITH NEW YORK STATE ORGANIC FLOURS

INGREDIENTS

NYS Organic Whole Wheat Flour, NYS Organic Wheat Flour, organic buttermilk, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, organic sesame seeds.

Net Weight: 1 lb 10 oz. (730 g)

 


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irish brown bread

ingredients

Whole Wheat Flour, Wheat flour, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Acid Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate), organic wheat bran, organic golden flax seeds, wheat germ, baking powder, sea salt, milk, organic oats.

Net Weight:  1 lb 14 oz. (870 g)