If you've tried the first
Version, then you know: Irish
Soda bread just rules
Irish Soda Bread Beta Version
(makes 2 round loaves, adapted from here)
- 1/3 c sourdough starter (totally optional, and I know that this negates the fact that soda bread is leavened only by baking soda)
- 1.5 c soy milk (I used original) + 1.5 T lemon juice (I used bottled)
- 2 c white flour
- 2 c whole wheat flour
- 1/2 c sugar
- 2 t baking soda
- 1 t salt
- 4 T solid coconut oil (I used Trader Joe's), butter, or fat of your choice (canola oil would probably work)
- 1 c currants or raisins (and, yes, currants are raisins, but they are special raisins)
- Combine everything in a big bowl and knead with your hands just until a ball forms. You will have to break up the coconut oil a little with your fingers and it's okay if some lumps remain.
- Cover a baking sheet or stone with parchment paper and divide the dough in two. Make two rounds and place on the baking sheet (they won't spread out that much).
- Bake at 350 F for 45-55 mins, or until the bread doesn't give much when you press on it with your fingers.