Can you guess the most popular recipe on my blog lately? My vegan irish soda bread.
I’m not even going to link up to the old post. Bad grammar, bad photos and a poorly written recipe. Since I can firmly say that this is one of my best bread recipes (and I am really good at bread making) it was only a matter of time before I did a recipe re-do.
Rustic, buttery, no rise and flour to bread in 40 minutes…
Baking soda, baking power reacts with the almond buttermilk and voila, magic! To make vegan buttermilk add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to each cup of almond milk and let sit for 5 minutes. You can see the curdling below.
You will see an immediate reaction to the buttermilk and the baking soda and powder.
What you won’t find in this recipe is tons of sugar and butter. This is not the americanized version of Irish Soda Bread, this is a vegan version of the real deal. The kind your irish great-grandmother made.
- 4 Cups Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Table Salt
- 2 Cups "Butter" Almond Milk (Almond milk plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice)
- 3 Tablespoons Very Cold Cubbed Vegan Butter
- Flour for Dusting.
- Turn oven to 450.
- Stir lemon juice in the almond milk, let sit on the counter for 5 minutes.
- Combine all dry ingredients, make sure to mix well. You want the baking soda and powder distributed evenly.
- Cut in the cubbed vegan butter. Make the cubes of butter as small as possible to maxamize the spread of the butter flavor. The dough will look a little crumbily.
- Pour the "butter" almond milk into the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Do not over mix the dough, just until it comes together.
- Lightly flour your cast iron skillet or baking pan. Pour the dough onto the pan and form a flat topped ball. With a very sharp knive cut an X about an inch deep on the top of the dough. This will help the bread rise.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then turn down the heat to 400 degrees. Cook for 20-30 more minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool and eat!
Are you doing anything to celebrate St. Patty’s Day? I honestly don’t even know what the day is supposed to celebrate but any excuse to make this amazing bread!