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Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

To all of you celebrating, Irish or not, Happy Saint Patrick's Day! 

Are you going to the parade, Irish pubs, both? Apparently, Montreal has one of the oldest parades in North America (I also read somewhere that as much as 40% of Quebecers have some Irish descent), and it happens to run just down the street from me. Believe it or not, it will be my first time celebrating it here - I'm excited!

Wear some green and join me?

Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread
  • 1 1/4 cup milk, soy milk (for a vegan version), or buttermilk
  • 4 tsp lemon juice or vinegar (omit if using buttermilk)
  • 3 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp caraway seeds
  • 1/2 cup currants

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the milk and lemon juice and set aside to curdle.

In a mixing bowl, sift the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Stir in the caraway seeds and the currants.

Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, and pour in one cup of the curdled milk. Stir to form a soft dough, adding more curdled milk as needed.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it a few times, gently. Shape the dough into a ball and pat it into a flattened round. Place it on the baking sheet.

With a sharp knife, cut a cross on top.

Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Let it cool for 30 minutes before slicing. Delicious with a dab of butter.

Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Recipe from Susan Jane Cheney's Breadtime.

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