Just in time for St Patrick’s Day, Irish Soda Bread is now available at Lovejoy Bakers. First conceived by homemakers in the 1880s who had neither ovens nor leavening, Irish Soda Bread was cooked in a heavy cast iron pot placed directly in the fire. It’s traditionally made with flour, baking soda, buttermilk and salt. Our version is scented with cardamom and gets a light dusting of crystallized sugar. Enjoy it warm, with a little butter and a cup of hot tea.