If you guessed with a name like Matt Ryan that I'm Irish, you would be correct! Mama Ryan always takes care of the corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes and of course, the soda bread. My family's soda bread recipe goes back many generations. The fact that Mom allowed me to share this with you is shocking. Full disclosure, it took some convincing. Homemade soda bread is so good, and here's how we do it in the Ryan family.