Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Being from an Irish family this recipe has been a staple in my house since before I can remember. When I moved to a gluten, egg and dairy free diet, I would sometimes crave homemade bread. Now this isn’t your typical Dempster’s style loaf, but if you are hit with a serious carb craving it will do the trick. The best part of all? It is extremely quick and simple to make!


Image via The Veg Life


What you’ll need:

  • 3 cups all purpose gluten free flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups soy milk mixed with 1 tsp white vinegar to sour it


Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Once well mixed, split the dough into two halves. You will then want to mold the dough into a a round, approximately 1 to 1 & 1/2 inches thick. Cut the round into four quarters and cook in a frying pan on low to medium heat. Before you place the dough into the pan, lightly cover the bottom of the pan with flour to make sure the quarters will not stick to the bottom. The dough will rise slightly in the pan. This is a dense bread, so you will likely want to add butter or jam when serving. Also, if you’re feeling adventurous feel free to experiment with extra ingredients like raisins or dried cranberries to add a boost of flavour!

Happy Baking!


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