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Four rustic slices of a dense, vegan Irish soda bread are placed on a white surface.
4.5 from 8 votes

Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Author - Gena Hamshaw
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups oat, soy, almond, or cashew milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider or white vinegar
  • 4 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour (480 g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar (48 g)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons vegan butter, cold and cut into cubes (70 g)
  • 1 cup raisins or currants

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F. Pour the milk into a mixing bowl and add the vinegar.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda, and sugar.
  • Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to mix the butter into the flour mixture—just as you would when making pie crust or biscuits. Stop when the butter is in pea-sized pieces.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk + vinegar mixture. Use your hands or a spatula to make a sticky dough. You can shape and fold a few times, but no need for kneading—you don't want to overwork this dough. Fold in the currants or raisins if using.
  • Transfer the dough to a floured surface. With floured hands, gently form it into a circle, about 8 inches in diameter. Transfer to a piece of parchment. Score the top in an X shape.
  • Transfer the parchment and dough to a baking sheet or cast iron skillet. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or the bread is a deep golden brown. Enjoy!