Soda bread not as you know it – I have been living on crumpets and mountain bread for months now and I have been crying out for some bread. This Soda Bread recipe is great because it doesn’t have buttermilk in it. I made this with water so it is totally vegan and it also can be made with gluten free flours as it is a recipe that doesn’t like heavy gluten or need gluten at all.
4 cups Flour (any kind)
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups water or any milk (oat, soya, cow, rice) (I found half way between 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 cups is perfect amount)
2 Tbsp white vinegar
Sieve the dry ingredients. Make a well in the centre. Pour in all of the water & vinegar. Stir gently from the centre to the outside till all is mixed. The dough should be softish, not too wet & sticky.
When it all comes together turn out onto a well-floured surface.
Pat the dough into a round shape.
Cut a deep cross on the top of the loaf.
Prick in the four corners. Bake in the (pre-heated) oven for 15 minutes at 250 oC, then turn down to 200 oC for 30 minutes until cooked.
I just made the soda bread again, this time with rice milk and 2 cups of spelt flour and 2 cups of stone-ground plain flour. It turned out just as good and tastes great.