March 17, 2006 It's St. Patrick's Day, so of course the bread du jour is Irish Soda Bread. This particular bread is Royal Irish. I don't know how it's different than peasant Irish bread, but I highly recommend it. First, it's fast. Second, it's easy. Third, it's tasty. Fourth, it's got whiskey-steeped raisins in it. (This is probably related to #3). You can serve it with Irish Whiskey butter if you want to, and you should.