The Effect of Kneading Time on Irish Soda Bread Structure (Update #7)

Fun with knives and rulers!

Yesterday’s bake was over in a flash! After spending entire days on the 6 classic yeasted breads that I baked before this 7th experiment, I was shocked to be pretty much done with my Irish Soda Breads after just two and a half hours. The reason for this time reduction was not due to any sort […]

The Effect of Using Different Types of Potatoes on Irish Freckle Bread Quality (Update #6)


Look, I’m going to level with you. This experiment did not yield the quantitative data typical of a food science project. Instead, my main goal during this bake was to see if using different varieties of potatoes in a classic yeasted loaf would change any/all of the qualitative aspects of the bread itself. I used russet […]

Imagining the Financial Crisis in Contemporary Irish Drama: Contemporary Irish Play Collections

The fifth and final source of information for my research came from collections of Irish plays published in the past couple of years, namely The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Irish Plays: ‘This is just this. This isn’t real. It’s money.’  and Tiny Plays for Ireland.  Both of these collections feature many new and less-produced playwrights […]