Whip up this traditional Irish soda bread to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day!
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner (Friday, March 17th), many of us are digging out our green t-shirts and readying our redhead wigs. Whether you’re hitting the pubs to sip on a pint of Guinness or staying in and enjoying green bagels, be sure to whip up this traditional Irish dish! Irish soda bread is one of the staples in Ireland – not to mention easy to make for non-natives!
- 1 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cups white flour
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sunflower oil margarine
- 3/4 cup raisins, currants, dried cranberries, or dried cherries
- 1 tsp caraway seeds
- Preheat your oven to 325 or 350 degrees F, depending on how hot your oven gets, and grease a baking sheet.
- Combine the milk with lemon juice in a cup or small bowl and let it curdle beautifully. In a large bowl, mix your flours, sugar, soda, seeds, and salt.
- Use a couple of knives to cut the butter into your dry ingredients, then add your curdled milk and dried berries. Knead this dough out on a lightly floured surface until the dough just comes together. It’s okay if it’s lumpy: you just want it to be able to cling together.
- Shape this dough into a disc on your baking sheet: it should be 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches in height. Slice an “X” into the top with a serrated knife and bake approximately 40 minutes, or until it’s golden outside and sounds hollow when tapped.
- Enjoy warm!
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