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Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day and like a good Irish-American I’m sharing with you my Irish Soda Bread Recipe. I adapted it from the cookbook to be made with spelt flour which is a bit easier to manage. Here’s the excerpt courtesy of BabyCakes Covers the Classics:

My brothers and sisters cringed when I told them I was including Irish Soda Bread in my second cookbook, BabyCakes Covers the Classics. I can’t really blame them. Grandma McKenna used to force it on us when we’d pop by her house after church on Sundays, as if it were punishment for interrupting her unending cleaning spree. My brother Bill pointed out that Grandma would ask him if he wanted some candy, he said yes and she’d sit him down with a thick cut of Irish Soda bread or, worse, rice pudding. Brother Frank noted that her mantra was “Put some butter on it!” most likely cause it was dry as stone as she’d wash it down with an “ignorant” cup of tea my mother made her.  I’ve taken the chalkiness out of the recipe so it’s nice and moist. Perfect with a proper cup of dignified tea.


2 1/4 CUP SPELT FLOUR
2 TEASPOONS BAKING POWDER
1/4 TEASPOON BAKING SODA
3/4 TEASPOON SALT
1/2 CUP RAISINS
1/4 CUP CURRANTS 
3 TABLESPOONS CARAWAY SEEDS

1/3 CUP RICE MILK
1 TABLE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
1/4 CUP MELTED COCONUT OIL
2 TABLESPOONS AGAVE NECTAR
2 TABLESPOONS VANILLA


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line one cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a small bowl, pour in rice milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside. 
In a medium bowl, measure in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, raisins, currants, caraway seeds and mix with a rubber spatula. Pour in oil, agave nectar, vanilla, and rice milk mixture and continue mixing until a sticky dough forms. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill. Sprinkle flour onto a cookie sheet. Form the dough into a ball, then sprinkle more flour on top. Slice an x mark across the dough. Place in oven for 20 minutes, rotate, then continue baking for another 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day and like a good Irish-American I’m sharing with you my Irish Soda Bread Recipe. I adapted it from the cookbook to be made with spelt flour which is a bit easier to manage. Here’s the excerpt courtesy of BabyCakes Covers the Classics:

My brothers and sisters cringed when I told them I was including Irish Soda Bread in my second cookbook, BabyCakes Covers the Classics. I can’t really blame them. Grandma McKenna used to force it on us when we’d pop by her house after church on Sundays, as if it were punishment for interrupting her unending cleaning spree. My brother Bill pointed out that Grandma would ask him if he wanted some candy, he said yes and she’d sit him down with a thick cut of Irish Soda bread or, worse, rice pudding. Brother Frank noted that her mantra was “Put some butter on it!” most likely cause it was dry as stone as she’d wash it down with an “ignorant” cup of tea my mother made her. I’ve taken the chalkiness out of the recipe so it’s nice and moist. Perfect with a proper cup of dignified tea.


2 1/4 CUP SPELT FLOUR
2 TEASPOONS BAKING POWDER
1/4 TEASPOON BAKING SODA
3/4 TEASPOON SALT
1/2 CUP RAISINS
1/4 CUP CURRANTS
3 TABLESPOONS CARAWAY SEEDS

1/3 CUP RICE MILK
1 TABLE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
1/4 CUP MELTED COCONUT OIL
2 TABLESPOONS AGAVE NECTAR
2 TABLESPOONS VANILLA


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line one cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a small bowl, pour in rice milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside.
In a medium bowl, measure in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, raisins, currants, caraway seeds and mix with a rubber spatula. Pour in oil, agave nectar, vanilla, and rice milk mixture and continue mixing until a sticky dough forms. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill. Sprinkle flour onto a cookie sheet. Form the dough into a ball, then sprinkle more flour on top. Slice an x mark across the dough. Place in oven for 20 minutes, rotate, then continue baking for another 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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    It has been WAY too long since I’ve had soda bread!
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