This month is all about luck! And what’s luckier than a delicious, gluten-free & dairy-free version of your favorite St. Patty’s Day treat? Because let’s be honest… this holiday just wouldn’t be the same without Irish Soda Bread! Fun fact- did you know that in Ireland they don’t put raisins in their soda bread? Apparently, they put raisins in their scones – not their soda bread. Well… our recipe uses currants or raisins.
Irish Soda Bread
-1 1/2 cups white rice flour
-1/2 cup tapioca flour
-1/2 cup white sugar
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 large egg
-1 cup buttermilk (if dairy-free use buttermilk substitute)
-3/4 cup currants or raisins
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Spray a 9 inch round cake pan
-Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
-Whisk together wet ingredients in small bowl.
-Add the wet ingredients to the dry bowl and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
-Stir in the currants, if using them.
-Pour mixture into the greased pan.
-Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
-Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
*Wrap bread in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and let stand overnight for the best flavor. (This tip is from allrecipes.com site and is very useful!)