77. irish soda bread.

Happy st. patrick’s day. I’m not irish, nor am I drinker. But I love me some Irish Soda bread. So I made some.

I used the recipe found here.

1 cup soy milk
1 T. apple cider vinegar
2 ¼ flour
2 T. sugar
2 t. baking powder
heaping ¼ t. baking soda
½ t. salt
½ cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350°.
Add the vinegar to the milk and set aside to ‘curdle’. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Mixing the raisins into the flour coats them and keeps them from clumping all together in one place in the dough. When the oven is ready add the wet to the dry and mix just until everything comes together into a dough. Sprinkle a bit of flour onto a cookie sheet lined with silpat or parchment or just lightly greased. Form the dough into a ball, sprinkle a hint of flour on top and give it a little “x” slice across the top. Bake for approximately 40 minutes. Give it a toothpick test for doneness and if it sounds hollow when you tap it, it’s certainly ready. Set it on a rack to cool or the bottom might get soft.

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