I have to say that by far, my favorite quick bread is Irish soda bread. It is something that you can whip up as soon as you wake up in the morning and have with a coffee for breakfast. It takes less than 10 minutes to make the dough which doesn’t need to prove. 35 minutes in the oven and your done. It is honestly one of my favorite ways to start the weekend.
Here’s my recipe for it on Cookpad. There are very few ingredients that go into soda bread. Buttermilk is quite critical though as its acidity in combination with the baking soda is what causes the bread to rise in the oven. I like adding in some sort of dried fruit or berry. Soda bread is generally pretty dense so having something that provides a strong flavor makes it more interesting.