When the daily and weekly time we spend at home increased unpredictably under compulsory conditions, we all acquired new habits, new hobbies and new occupations that will make our time at home enjoyable. One of them was making bread at home. In this process, where we better understand the value of artisan bread making, we started to grow our own yeasts and share our own bread recipes that we personalized with little touches with our friends. As someone who follows The Irish Spirit under all circumstances, I wanted to share the recipe of soda bread, one of the most important breads of Irish cuisine, which I can call my favorite bread, and to inform you about Irish breads.
An integral part of Irish cuisine is bread and potatoes. For this reason, it is possible to find a variety of bread in Ireland. There are different types of bread, such as sweet versions with sugar, currant or dried fruit, or savory versions with caraway seeds, fennel or dill, made with Irish Soda Bread.
First, let me share with you the recipe of this very easy bread and then you can find detailed information about the bread and its history. Let’s go!
- 1 tablespoon of vinegar
- 400 ml of Oat milk (= 2 glasses)
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2.5 cups flour (my preference is oat flour)
How to make 5 INGREDIENTS VEGAN IRISH SODA BREAD
- Add vinegar, oat milk, baking soda and salt, mix well first.
- Then feed the flour slowly.
- Knead until it reaches a consistency that will not stick to your hands.
- Flatten the tray you will cook by pressing on it (thickness increases the cooking time) and make holes on it with a fork. It is baked in a 180 degree oven with a fan until it is browned and light brown.
- When it comes out of the oven, wrap it in a cloth so that the crust doesn’t get too hard! The bread that is rested for half an hour becomes thicker.
That is it! Bon Appetit!
What is Irish Soda Bread?
Soda bread has been the most preferred bread of Irish cuisine since the nineteenth century. The most important feature of this bread type is that the yeast is replaced by baking powder. Although all types of soda bread traditionally contain flour, baking powder and sour cream, every baker in Ireland uses their own soda bread recipe with different proportions, additional ingredients and unique techniques. But still, soda breads are roughly divided into three main categories: soda breads, commonly used raisins, dried fruit and eggs added to the recipe, fruit soda breads and brown soda breads traditionally baked in a cast iron pan over an open fire and using whole wheat flour instead of normal flour.