Happy St. Patty's Day (almost)! Did you know that leading up to this holiday, the Irish would prepare by making Irish Soda Bread? It is a quick and easy bread. No knead. No rise time. The Irish would make it when low on resources. I think it is an amazing option for people who don't want to wait all day for their bread to bake. It is a hearty and thicc bread that is perfect for soups or stews.
The best part of this bread is you can get creative with it! I used cheddar and chives for the add ons, but you could add anything: rosemary, dill, goat cheese, sage, the world is your oyster!
I was able to make a vegan version of this bread, but you can make it with regular dairy/eggs. Do whatever you want. As long as you are enjoying this recipe, I am happy.
Vegan "Cheddar" and Chives Irish Soda Bread
Serving Size: 6 People
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 40 minutes
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped chives
8 oz. Daiya cheddar shreds
2 tablespoons Flora unsalted butter
3 tablespoons Aquafaba (canned chickpea juice)
1 1/4 cups plant-based milk (soy works best)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whisk dry ingredients together
Add in cheddar and chives to the dry ingredients and gently mix. Set aside
In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients
Mix wet ingredients with dry until you reach a sticky wet consistency.
Grease a cast iron skillet with cooking spray. Place the dough on the skillet.
Make an one-inch deep “X” across the top of your dough.
Bake for 40 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.