Gluten and Grain Free Irish Soda Bread
So, its Saint Patricks Day- and I am so late to the party sharing this recipe! But I figured late is better than never. I had no plans to make this- but woke up with an intense desire to prepare an Irish feast to surprise my husband. So I made this, for the first time ever. And good lord is it good. I had no idea Soda bread could be so delicious.
Lets not waste any time with chit chat today- and get right to the recipe! I don't want to keep ya'll waiting any longer.
- 2 1/2 cups packed BLANCHED Almond flour.
- 1/2 Cup of Tapioca Starch or Potato Starch.
- 2 Tsp. Baking Soda *see note in directions.
- 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder (I used double acting)
- 1/4 Tsp. Salt
- 1/4 Tsp. Caraway Seeds
- 1 Tablespoon of granulated sugar (any variety: I used Truvia to make it sugar free)
- 1/4- 1/2 cup raisins. (I only used 1/4 cup as my husband does not like his bread sweet.)
- 3 large Eggs
- 2 Teaspoons of Vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
- Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees. Place a sheet of parchment in a pie pan or on a small cookie sheet.
- In a large bowl combine all of the dry ingredients and mix together. (Almond Flour, Starch, Baking Soda, Powder, Salt, Caraway Seeds, Sugar and Raisins) NOTE: I noticed that some brands of baking soda are more bitter tasting that others. I always use Bob's red mill Baking soda as it does not have the bitter aftertaste. IF you do not have bobs red mill baking soda- I suggest using only 1 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda instead of the full 2 tsp to avoid a strong aftertaste.
- In a small bowl whisk together the 3 eggs and vinegar. Once mixed- pour into the large bowl of flour and stir until the dough comes together.
- Plop the dough into the prepared pie pan. Dust the top and sides of the dough with some starch (tapioca or potato starch) and form it into a a round mound that is roughy 1 1/2 - 2 inches tall and about 6 inches wide. Using a knife score the top of the bread to make the classic cross shape. (I made my scored about 1/2 inch thick) .
- Quickly place the dish into the oven and bake 40 minutes. The bread should be nice and hard to touch and lightly golden.
If starch is a problem for you- then check out my friend Elana's Irish Soda Bread recipe instead!
Happy St. Patricks Day!