We prefer to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with great food and family! Our family feast would not be the same without Irish soda bread. Our gluten free, American version is incredibly moist, slightly sweet, and has a crunchy sugar crust. The addition of organic currents send the delightful flavor and texture of the bread right over the top.
This recipe differs from traditional Irish soda bread recipes in several ways. First, we use egg in our gluten free version to aid in binding and leavening. We also add a tad more sugar, but not as much sugar found in most American recipes that we looked at. Unlike a traditional round loaf, we bake a 9×5 rectangular loaf. If you prefer a more classic Irish soda bread recipe, please click on this link which will direct you to our traditional recipe.
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An important note: this recipe successfully uses Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend. This blend is found online at Amazon.com, Azure Standard or in a few local grocery stores. If you choose to make this with another flour blend, please note that your results may differ.
Peace & Love – Teri
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Recipe Inspiration: St. Patrick’s Day feast! Special thanks to King Arthur Flour – this recipe has been adapted.
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Equipment: Digital Scale (preferred), 9×5″ Loaf Pan, Mixing Bowl, Whisk, Measuring Spoons & Cups, Rubber Spatula, Cooling Rack
Substitutions: Do you need to swap out an ingredient? Click here.
Before You Dive In – Prep:
- Bring egg to room temperature (preferred)
- Melt and cool the butter
- Move oven rack to center
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 C)
- Grease or apply non-stick spray to a 9×5″ bread loaf pan (click the link for our non-stick baking Goop recipe)
Choose Gluten Free, Non-GMO & Organic Ingredients.
- 360g (12.7 oz) Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend (3 1/3 C)
- 1 T Baking Powder (14g)
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda (1g)
- 3/4 tsp Extra Fine Pink Himalayan Salt (4.5g)
- Raisins, Dried Fruit (about 1 C) – we prefer currents and 1 C = 128g or 4.5 oz
- Caraway Seeds (1 T)
- 1 Large Pasture Raised Egg (50g)
- 414 ml (14 oz) Buttermilk – we use whole milk (1 3/4 C)
- 57g (2 oz) Salted Butter, melted & cooled (1/2 stick or 4 T)
- 1 T Milk (15 ml)
- 1 T Coarse or Raw Sugar (14g)
Please read the prep note above before you begin, thank you!
Step 1: In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients including the add-ins if using.
Step 2: Add the egg to the milk and whisk together.
Step 3: Pour the egg/milk mix into the dry mix and stir gently with a sturdy spoon until well mixed.
Step 4: Add the melted and cooled butter to the batter and stir until combined.
Step 5: Spoon the batter into a prepared loaf pan. Dampen a spatula with water and shape the batter into a loaf. Repeatedly dip the spatula into water and shape around the entire loaf. Smooth out the top.
Step 6: Brush the milk onto the shaped loaf. Sprinkle the top with sugar and place in a 375 F/190 C preheated oven to bake.
Step 7: Bake the loaf for approximately 60 minutes. Check for doneness after 50 minutes. If the top appears too brown, tent with foil. A toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean.
Step 8: Remove loaf from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Turn the loaf out onto a cooling rack and cool completely before slicing. Store in cling wrap or a sealed container for up to 2 days. Freeze for up to a month.
Buttermilk Substitution: If you do not have buttermilk, you can substitute this ingredient by mixing together 3/4 C (170g or 6 oz) of plain yogurt to 1 C (237 ml or 8 oz) milk.
The nutrition information provided below is for the recipe as written using organic currents. One loaf yields about 12 slices weighing approximately 75g (2.5 oz) each.
- Cuisine: Irish
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 230
- Sugar: 15g
- Sodium: 310mg
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Unsaturated Fat: 5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 37g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 4g
- Cholesterol: 30mg
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