Thursday, March 17, 2011

Paleo Irish Soda Bread


I love Saint Patrick’s Day. The Parades, the green drinks (not so much beer... but lime slices in tequila soda margaritas are pretty! and white wine in a green glass is festive!), the Shamrocks, the bagpipes, the plaid, Aran sweaters, I could go on and on....

One thing I’ve been missing most with this new Paleo Lifestyle has been the traditional foods associated with Holidays (God help me when we get to Easter and Thanksgiving!), what's Saint Patrick’s Day without potatoes or Irish Soda Bread? The potatoes I can live without… but no Soda Bread? It's just not fathomable to this Irish's Lass...

So want not my fellow Mick’s! Here is a Paleo Friendly Irish Soda Bread Recipe!!!

Irish Soda Bread:

2 cups coconut flour
2 cups almond flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 egg, well beaten
3 cups almond milk
1/3 plumped raisins
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp caraway seeds

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Grease 8" round pan with coconut oil.
Plump raisins by pouring boiling water over them and leave them for approximately 10 minutes.
Combine flour, salt, caraway seeds, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly.
Add egg, milk and vinegar.
Drain raisins and knead into dough.
Work with your hands to make dough firm enough to hold its shape.
Knead the dough on a lightly floured board for 2-3 minutes.
Form into a round loaf.
Press lightly into pan, cut a cross into the top of the loaf with a knife.
Bake for an hour
Loaf is done when it is browned and has a hollow sound when tapped.
Cool on a wire rack.