Monday, November 10, 2008

Irish Soda Bread

As promised, here is the recipe for Irish soda bread. The recipe was easily veganized from Martha Day's Complete Baking. The original recipe calls for twice the flour which makes for one huge loaf. This recipe is half the size (which is still plenty big) and I have converted the grams (which the original recipe calls for) into cups. I'm pretty sure cream of tartar is not a traditional ingredient for soda bread, but it does make for a nice texture.

- 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 tbsp margarine
- 1 1/2 cups soy milk
- 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
1. Whisk flours, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar, and sugar together. Rub margarine into the flour until it resembles coarse bread crumbs. In a separate bowl, whisk soy milk and lemon juice together. Add to dry ingredients and mix together into a soft dough.
2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until smooth. Shape into a circle about 2 inches thick. Dust with extra flour and transfer to the baking sheet. Mark a cross in the top with the handle of a wooden spoon.
3. Bake for 40 mins, or until risen and firm.