Irish Soda Bread

Soda bread (Serbiančesnica/чесницаPolishproziaki or łosuchyIrisharán sóideScotsfardel) is a variety of quick bread traditionally made in a variety of cuisines in which sodium bicarbonate (otherwise known as baking soda) is used as a raising agent rather than the more common yeast. The ingredients of traditional soda bread are flourbread sodasalt, and buttermilk. The buttermilk in the dough contains lactic acid, which reacts with the baking soda to form tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide. Other ingredients can be added such as raisins, egg or various nuts.

I made my very first Soda Bread this weekend, it was good! Different – but good. So, because I have celiac, I obviously didn’t use the above information. 🙂 BUT, elena’s pantry (http://www.elanaspantry.com/)  has a superb recipe that I will use again and again. Since this was my first time, I followed to a ‘t…almost. Did not use raisins!. 

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread
2 ¾ cups blanched almond flour
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
½ cup raisins [did not use]
2 eggs
2 tablespoons agave nectar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
pinch of caraway seeds

 

  1. In a large bowl combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and raisins
  2. In a smaller bowl combine eggs, agave and apple cider vinegar
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry
  4. Place dough on a piece of parchment paper and form dough into a large, flat circle that is 8 inches across and 1 ½ inches tall
  5. Using a serrated knife, score top of dough a half an inch deep in shape of a cross
  6. Sprinkle top of bread with caraway seeds
  7. Transfer dough and parchment to a baking sheet
  8. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes, then turn off oven and leave bread in for 10 more minutes
  9. Cool bread for ½ hour then slice and serve with butter and jam [love butter!!!]

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