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 Bread (adapted from this recipe)
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 cup almond milk
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.
Knead 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.