When I was 16, my family ventured to Ireland for a 3 week bike trip. It was not a tour, but just my adventurous dad leading us around the country. We camped half the time. We were always hungry after a big ride, and we would love anything our parents would make at camp. This is where my dad uttered his wisdom that I repeat often: "There's nothing like food when you're hungry!" Truer words have never been spoken.
When we stayed in bed and breakfasts, the brown irish soda bread was my absolute favorite. It filled me up and gave me energy for the day, and I absolutely loved it with good creamy butter. And I still do!
I found this recipe many years ago at recipeland.com. I have not changed it, and it is a super easy bread to have in the house any time.