Vegan Irish Soda Bread
Yield 2 loaves
This recipe makes 2 loaves, so if you're so inclined, you can gift one to friends or family. We gifted one to Iley's aunt, uncle, and cousin, whom we met up with at the local coffee shop to listen to some live Irish folk music in the afternoon. Unfortunately little I and I arrived a bit late and only caught the last performance, but the cousins played outside for hours and then we all made a visit to our favorite bookstore for some curios. Today was a good day. Happy St. Patty's to all you Irish and Irish-at-heart!
- 1 1/3 Cups unsweetened soymilk
- 1/3 Cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 Cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 1 Cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt (optional)
- 4 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 Cup unprocessed wheat bran
- 1/4 Cup caraway seeds
- 1 cup dried currants
- Preheat oven to 350 deg. F. with rack in middle.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix soymilk and vinegar in measuring cup, and let stand until thickened, about 5 min.
- Whisk together flours, salt, baking powder and baking soda in large bowl. Cut in olive oil using your hands until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add bran, caraway seeds, and dates and stir to distribute.
- Pour soymilk mixture into flour mixture and stir until dough just holds together but is still sticky. Divide dough in half. Turn half of dough onto lightly floured surface. Pat and press the dough gently into a round, dome-shaped loaf. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Dust loaves with flour and transfer to prepared sheet. Cut an X into the top of each loaf. Bake, rotating sheet halfway through, until they are golden brown, about 1 hour. Tester should come out clean.
Recipe by Fare Isle at https://fareisle.com/recipe-vegan-irish-soda-bread/