Tantalizing Tuesday 3/20/12

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and because I love it… this past Saturday I bought a loaf of “Irish Soda Bread” from my favorite local bakery here in town… “MacKillops”. Now I have had my share of this type of bread before but I have to say I have never had any that tasted as good as this! Sandra the owner put in the normal ingredients and then threw in some dried Cranberries, a Massachusetts favorite. Oh my gosh when I say this bread was divine that is an understatement. It had rolled oats on top, caraway seeds, cranberries, raisins and every type of spice going! Delicious! I suppose with the name MacKillops the family has Scottish roots and is close enough to Ireland to pull a good recipe for “Irish Soda Bread” out of its archives and boy did they ever!