Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread 101

In respect to our Celtic Heritage, today was the perfect opportunity to make some Irish soda bread.
Since we are both gluten free, a couple of slight variations needed to occur to produce a moist-tasty loaf.

Erin wanted to learn how to make it, so today was the day.

We begin with:

6 cups of all-purpose gluten free flour–we use King Arthur brand because, well, I really like it
2 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 T Xanthan gum–necessary as the flour contains no gluten to bind it together

2 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
2 1/2 tsp salt

Mix on low speed in mixer–or by hand–it’s a lot easier in the mixer

Add in:

2 1/2 cups raisins

Mix

While mixer is running, add 3 1/4 cups buttermilk until well blended

Divide into 2 loaf pans–normally you would form them into a large round shape–mark with an X and bake, but with the gluten free flour, the bread turns out better in loaf pans.

Bake for 30 minutes @400 degrees
reduce heat to 300 degrees for another 20-25 minutes

remove, slather with butter or jam and enjoy!

 Éirinn go Brách
Go n-ithe an cat thú is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat
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