Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I saw a sign for an Irish Soda Bread contest at the Y where Luke swims and decided to make my own! I based my recipe on the Traditional Irish Soda recipe from The Society for the Preservation of Irish Soda Bread but added raisins, which is the untraditional part. I didn’t enter the contest but I made several versions and this one is the winner in our house!
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegan buttermilk (1 cup soy milk + 1 tablespoon white vinegar)
1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 375 and move a rack into the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the soy milk and vinegar. Set aside.
Sift the flour into a big mixing bowl. Add the baking soda and salt. Add the vegan buttermilk and mix to combine.
The dough is sticky but comes together easily. Knead just a few times. Form it into a ball and place it onto the baking sheet. Cut a cross into the top of the dough. Bake for 40 minutes. Enjoy!