Mention the words 'Irish soda bread' to many and their eyes will glaze over with memories. One of those wonderful breads that is unlike any other bread, Irish soda bread contains bi carb (in place of yeast), wholemeal flour and buttermilk giving it a lovely, dense, wholesome flavour. Paddy the Baker is a traditional Irish bakery in Sydney where each loaf of this delicious soda bread is hand made. Paddy arrived in Sydney from Dublin in late 2010 and spotting a gap in the market, started making his own soda bread which comes in a traditional style or a seedy version packed with all sorts of delicious seeds. He also makes potato scones or tatti scones which are a favourite here (Mr NQN can eat a pack within a minute!). He also delivers his bread all over Sydney to your door for $10 or delivery is free for orders over $60 and they freeze very well. And not sure what to do with soda bread? Well Paddy has some suggestions like serving it with smoked salmon, a pot of mussels, prawns with Rose Marie sauce. I personally think it's wonderful with dips which is how we first devoured it.
Thanks to Paddy the Baker, one lucky Not Quite Nigella reader will win a selection of Paddy's breads with 2 traditional loaves, 2 seriously seedy loaves and 4 packs of potato bread as well as 1 kg smoked salmon, 1kg prawns, 2 kg mussels and 12 oysters, some Pepe Saya butter and some of Paddy's jams so you can finish the bread for your breakfast the next day all worth $150! For a chance to win all you have to do is tell me what you would eat Paddy's soda bread with and why! Simply add your answer as a comment to the story. The competition ends at midnight AEST on the 5th of May, 2012. You can enter this competition once daily however due to the contents of the prize, it can only be delivered to Sydney metropolitan based readers because the produce is fresh and will be hand delivered.
Best of luck!
Lots of love,