If you have been looking searching for some quick to make, yeast-free bread that you can serve with most of your stews, soups and meaty dishes, then gluten-free Irish soda bread is the one you must try for.
This recipe makes a classic, light loaf of Irish Soda bread having terrific texture and flavor. If you like it with butter, you can serve it with Kerry Gold butter, which is a deep yellow, super rich and creamy butter from Ireland. This is a hearty, flavorful and easy to make gluten free soda bread recipe in Irish style that goes just perfect with any meal.
Cooking Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
- All-purpose gluten-free flour blend: 3 Cups
- Xanthan gum (If your flour blend already contains xanthan, don’t use it): 1 tsp
- Sugar: 1/4 cup
- Baking soda: 1 tsp
- Baking powder: 1 Tbsp
- Salt: 1/2 tsp
- Cold, unsalted butter: 1/2 cup
- Currants: 2/3 cup
- Buttermilk: 1 Cup
- 1 egg
For Loaf Brushing:
- Melted butter: 1 Tbsp
- Buttermilk: 1 Tbsp
- Preheat your oven at 375-degrees F. Line a medium sized cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Take a bowl and mix gluten-free flour with sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda and xanthan gum (if you are using).
- Add butter into the mixture and mix well till tiny crumbs form.
- Now add currants and mix well.
- Take another bowl, and mix buttermilk with an egg. Add this liquid mixture to the flour mixture. Stir gently with spatula and then blend the mixture using your hands, until a wet dough is formed.
- Keep the dough little bit sticky; however, make sure you can form it into a ball shape and place it on a parchment paper lined cooking sheet.