I grew up on Irish Soda Bread during the holidays. My mother’s parents and some of their siblings emigrated from Ireland to the United States when they were young adults. My mother’s Aunt Molly was a wonderful cook and would make Irish Soda Bread at the holidays and for family gatherings. My favorite way to eat it is toasted with butter. Yum. I usually make a loaf around St. Patrick’s Day to get my yearly dose. There are so many different recipes for Irish Soda Bread. This recipe has a hint of sweetness, some raisins, but no caraway seeds and is similar in texture to a scone.