Stripy Cat

Stripy Cat? A crazy name for a crazy baking idea ... chocolate soda bread! I came across a recipe for his in the Ballymaloe Bread Book, another charity shop bargain this time from Oxfam Books. It sounded crazy but I thought I would give it a go.

And what do you know? It turns out to be a quite nice. Its not a sweet bread as its just a standard soda bread dough with chocolate chunks, its more like a savoury chocolate cookie. The chocolate goes really well with the crunchy nuttiness of the outside of the soda bread. Even the boyfriend who is not a fan of soda bread, ate up a couple of slices with his afternoon cup of tea :)