• Caitlin Booker

Potato Bread for St Paddy’s

Happy St Patrick’s Day everybody!

This day has special importance to anyone with Irish heritage (I get mine from my momma). As it is the day we celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland, St Patrick. There are many legends about St Patrick, which I won’t go into here. But a nugget for any potential pub quiz you might find yourself in, his birth name is believed to be Maewyn Succat.

Me & my Mum when I was a youngen

Globally the day has become synonymous with boozy celebrations. But it is also a day to celebrate all aspects of Irish culture. The most important (in my opinion) being the food.

Irish cuisine is known for being flavorful, no fuss, and comforting. The dishes really are perfect for feeding families, or for when you feel like you need a hug.

The stereotype is that Irish people love potatoes. It isn’t far from the truth, as a lot of traditional dishes do contain potatoes. But, who doesn’t love a potatoe? Fresh, fried or fermented they are the VIP of vegetables.

Speaking of their versatility, today I’m going to share with you a potato bread recipe (also known as potato farl, or potato cake). This is the same recipe that my Grandfather made for my Mom when she was a tiny tot.

So, without further a due, here it is...

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