Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread

One of my favorite breads is Irish Soda Bread.  I love this bread so much that I even blogged about the Englishman’s Irish Soda Bread last March in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.  Right now I’m doing some experimenting with gluten-free baking, so I decided to try making a loaf of gluten-free Irish Soda bread.

Just record, I have not been diagnosed with any sort of gluten allergy, I’m just trying my hand at gluten-free baking for those who do suffer from Celiac or any other gluten intolerance.

If you have never tried gluten-free bread before, I highly recommend making this one!  The texture is just like Irish Soda Bread so you would never even know it’s gluten-free!  I ended up keeping this loaf simple and didn’t add in any currants or raisins, but definitely plan on doing so next time.

gluten-free irish soda breadGluten-Free Irish Soda Bread (adapted from this recipe)

Ingredients:

2 cups gluten-free flour (use any blend of your choice)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon xanthan gum (FYI Authentic Foods makes corn-free xanthan gum!)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup gluten-free oats
1 egg
1 cup almond milk

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375F.  Grease a baking sheet and dust with gluten-free flour.

In a large mixing bowl add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt and oats.  Mix well. 

In a smaller bowl combine your egg and almond milk.  Pour mixture into dry ingredients and mix until the dough is nice and sticky.

gluten-freesodabreaddoughKnead your dough a few times and place on baking sheet.  Shape into a round circle.

Place bread in oven and bake 30-35 minutes.  Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.

Serve warm with butter, jam, nutella, you get the picture.

gluten-free irish soda bread

 

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