8 Delicious Alternatives to Traditional Irish Soda Bread

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It wouldn't be St. Paddy's Day without the Irish soda bread. Of course, some years the same old loaf start to feels a bit boring, but don't give up the classic baked good just yet! Instead, why not try one of the alternative takes on the traditional soda bread? These fresh recipes are sure to put a spin on the usual St. Patrick's Day menu.

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Most St. Patrick's Day tables are bound to include a scrumptious corned beef with cabbage, or maybe even a tasty Irish stew or shepherd's pie. However, no festive St. Paddy's table can go without that a loaf of everyone's favorite Irish soda bread. Of course, that doesn't mean it has to be the same old, same old traditional recipe that everyone makes. 

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Turns out, there are lots of creative takes on Irish soda bread, and all the recipes sound quite amazing. There's even one with chocolate chips (!!!) -- and we're not sure if we'll ever go back to plain raisins or currants after that. From sweet to savory, we discovered eight different ways to give that soda bread a delicious twist.

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