If you like bread with raisins, are you are vegan or lactose-intolerant, then you are going to love this recipe: Vegan Irish Soda Bread. We made it without using buttermilk, so it's not just vegan and dairy-free, but also low-fat. Yum!
The recipe is quick and easy. Apart from a few minutes of whisking and kneading, you just kick back and let the oven take care of it. There are a few different ways to bake soda bread depending on what equipment you have. Make sure to read the FAQ below to learn about them.
There is only one thing in here that differs from the traditional recipe: buttermilk. We didn't use any. Instead, we made something similar using a combination of dairy-free soy yogurt and milk and lemon.
There are a few vegan recipes out there for Irish soda bread without buttermilk. After quite a lot of testing, we have altered the ratios commonly used to take into account the different binding properties of the vegan ingredients. Now we are belly-full of soda bread but confident you'll get a fragrant and delicious loaf!
Don't fancy dried grapes (raisins)? No problem! You can use anything else you like, including superfood goji berries, candied fruit, or even chocolate chunks. Or just keep it plain and add a bit more maple syrup to compensate for the loss of sweetness.
So, are you ready for the heart-warming fragrance of freshly baked bread? Put your baker hat on, and let's make it happen!
NOTE: The default ingredients yield one 1kg (2.2 lbs) loaf and one serving consists of two 30g (1oz) bread slices.