Dairy, Egg, Soy, Sesame and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Irish Soda Bread

By the middle of the week and still without a bread machine (it died on the weekend)…I decided I needed to try something new…

Dairy, Egg, Soy, Sesame and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Irish Soda Bread

Dairy, Egg, Soy, Sesame and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Irish Soda Bread

A quick and easy bread…crispy on the outside…soft and tender on the inside.

I found a nice simple recipe for Traditional Irish Soda Bread at Canadian Living…click here for the original recipe.

The only adaption needed was for the buttermilk…I replaced it with an equal amount of Natur-a Soy Beverage mixed with 2 tbsp of white vinegar. (for a soy free version use Natur-a Rice Beverage)

Now I have to say, Michael was a bit sceptical of the bread…”Is it going to taste like bread?”, he inquired.

Well, let’s be honest…Irish Soda Bread is not known for being ‘light’. It is a dense, chewy, hearty bread…suited well, paired with a hearty stew.  

But just as nice with a drizzle of honey.

A slice of Dairy, Egg, Soy, Sesame and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Irish Soda Bread drizzled with honey

First bite in…”Mmmm, this is good!”, Micheal announced with a note of relief in his voice.

He ate the first piece so fast this is all that was left of it by the time I got the camera.

Michael's almost finished slice of Dairy, Egg, Soy, Sesame and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Irish Soda Bread

Matthew tasted a slice of Dairy, Egg, Soy, Sesame and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Irish Soda Bread when he arrived back from his first exam.

Matthew's slice of Dairy, Egg, Soy, Sesame and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Irish Soda Bread spread with Vegan Becel Margarine

“It’s really good with the ‘butter’ (Vegan Becel Margarine)”, Matthew mumbled, while chewing on a mouthful.

Enjoy!

Tip:  This dough is very sticky…I mean very sticky. Make sure you really flour your surface and the top of the dough before kneading it approximately 10 times. Keep adding flour to create a smooth, round dough.

P.S. Luck was with me when I took a gander at the flyers yesterday…I noticed it was the last day for 50% off a Black & Decker All-in-One Automatic Breadmaker at Canadian Tire .

Phew…just in time for Friday Night Pizza Night!

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