Irish Soda Bread (V)

Irish Soda Bread (V)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m getting ready to join my family for a vegan Irish feast. No, we’re not Irish, but in case you don’t know me, my family finds a reason to celebrate any holiday.

The fam and I at The Last Bookstore

Also, we just returned from a vacation to Los Angeles, so my family is coming over to look at some photos from our trip. I wanted to bring something to contribute and I absolutely love baking bread and decided to find a traditional Irish soda bread to bring to the table.

Obviously, it had to be vegan, so I took a look at a some recipes across the internet and decided to adapt them into this recipe.

This is an easy, beautiful loaf of bread that will go well with your St. Patty’s Day celebration or any meal. Enjoy!


Vegan Irish Soda Bread

This is an easy, beautiful loaf of bread that will go well with your St. Patty's Day celebration or any meal.

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 35m
  • Total Time: 1h

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups almond milk (or other plant-based milk)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons melted vegan butter (such as Earth Balance)
  • 1 flax egg (1 T. flax meal + 3 T. water)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit and grease a 9-in. round pan or cast iron skillet and set aside
  2. Prepare your "buttermilk" by adding apple cider vinegar to the almond milk
  3. Prepare flax egg, let set for a few minutes to thicken
  4. Set your wet ingredients aside
  5. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl
  6. Make a well, put flax egg in and gently stir
  7. Add in the milk and melted butter
  8. Stir mixture with a rubber spatula until combined and formed into a sticky ball
  9. With a little flour dusted on your hands form the dough into a ball, you can gently knead the dough if it's not sticking together well
  10. Dust a little flour on the bottom of your prepared pan and place the dough in the middle
  11. Now dust a little more flour to the top of your bread
  12. Score an X in the middle of your bread with a sharp knife, it should go about 1/4 in. deep
  13. Place the bread in your preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until it's golden brown on top and it sounds hollow when you tap the bottom (don't burn yourself!)
  14. Place the bread on a cooling rack and let rest to cool about 20 minutes before cutting
  15. Serve with butter or use it to sop up your corned beef and cabbage (or vegan Irish stew in my case)


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