With Saint Patrick’s day around the corner, don’t let being gluten free prevent you from celebrating. This Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread is easy to make and no one will know it’s gluten free!
Growing up we always celebrated Saint Patrick’s day with corned beef and cabbage. This, of course, was served with Irish soda bread. So, as a picky eater, on Saint Patrick’s day I ate Irish soda bread for dinner and pushed the rest of the food around my plate. The recipe we ate came from my dad’s side of the family. In fact, when he was in home economics he made it for a school project and got a B+ (even though I think it’s an A). The graded recipe was in my mom’s recipe box growing up and was pulled out every March.
The first time I tried to make this recipe gluten free it was an epic fail. I was in culinary school and we had to take a family recipe and make it gluten free. It was so dry and crumbly no one could eat it. One of my classmates said, “Well, Irish food isn’t supposed to taste good!.” I was embarrassed for giving Irish food a bad name! While, not always thought as a foodie destination I’ve learned there are many delicious Irish dishes. And Irish soda bread is at the top of my list!
Making It Gluten Free:
My dad’s recipe uses a biscuit mix to make it a super easy recipe. The first time I tried to make this I wanted to make everything myself. I thought I was above the mixes, hah! Now I’m all about things that make my life easier. There’s nothing wrong with turning to an expert to help make your recipe better, because who cares if it’s homemade if it doesn’t taste good! In this case, the experts were the lovely folks at Better Batter. I subbed their biscuit mix 1:1 for my dad’s recipe, and could not be happier with the results.
- 2 Cups Better Batter Biscuit Mix
- 6 Tablespoons Cold and Cubed Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Caraway Seeds
- ½ Cup Seedless Raisins
- ¾ Cup Whole Milk
- 1 Tablespoon Melted Butter
- Cut butter into biscuit mix until resembles small pebbles
- Add sugar, caraway seeds, and raisins and mix gently
- Slowly and mix until dough forms
- Shape into circle on greased pan
- Brush with melted butter
- Bake at 375F for 20-30 minutes until tooth pick comes out dry
- Broil for 2 minutes or until golden brown
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