Grain-Free Irish Soda Bread - Lori's CookbooksteemCreated with Sketch.

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On St. Patrick's Day, I told you I was making two things for supper. Here's the Irish Soda Bread I made for the day to accompany the Reuben Soup.

Now, I know what a good Irish Soda Bread tastes like, so finding a good grain-free version was going to be a challenge and I rejected many competitors as I researched recipes!

Ideally, I would have liked to use only coconut flour (as I've noticed that nuts and seeds seem to spike my blood pressure), but I knew I'd probably have to use almond flour. Here's the recipe I finally decided to try:

Grain-Free Irish Soda Bread

Preheat oven to 350F.
Butter the bottom of an 8-inch cast iron skillet (or cake pan) and set aside. (A cookie sheet will also work.)

Stir together:

  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 2 Tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar (or add as honey with the wet ingredients)
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • a good handful of raisins or dried currants

Stir in until well combined:

  • 1/2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream, heavy cream or coconut milk (I used crème fraiche)

Place dough in the middle of the cast iron skillet.
With damp hands, mold into a round loaf.
Use a knife to cut an "X" into the top of the loaf.
Sprinkle with more caraway seeds.
Bake for 25-28 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow to cool 5 minutes in the pan before removing to finish cooling on a wire rack.

Here is mine - slightly overdone.


My section, split and buttered...



Another wow! This tastes just like Irish Soda Bread, has very good texture and was simply excellent despite the fact that I'd left it in the oven slightly too long. I will be making it again in the future, for sure.

Note: All photos are mine - Samsung NX11. Crossposted on Hive.

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