Easy Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread

Easy Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread

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From: EatingWell.com, February 2018

This quick soda bread is best eaten the day it's made—try it with butter and jam for extra flavor. Traditional Irish soda bread made with wheat flour requires a very light touch to avoid developing the gluten, which would make the bread tough. However this dough, which is made with gluten-free flour, should be beaten thoroughly. A stand mixer is perfect for the job.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter, divided
  • 3 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt


  • Prep

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Whisk buttermilk, egg and 3 tablespoons melted butter in a medium bowl.
  3. Place flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Mix on low speed to combine. Increase speed to medium and slowly add the buttermilk mixture until a soft dough forms. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Brush the remaining 1 tablespoon butter over the base and partway up the sides of an 8-inch cast-iron skillet. Dust hands with flour and form the dough into a ball. Press the dough into the prepared pan. Use a sharp knife to score a deep "X" in the top of the dough.
  5. Bake until lightly browned and hollow-sounding when tapped on the bottom, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool on a rack for at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Per serving: 159 calories; 6 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 29 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 191 IU vitamin A; 0 vitamin C; 104 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 370 mg sodium; 48 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, 1 fat

Reviews 1

April 01, 2018
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By: umyde
Really easy-to-make recipe. I used Greek yoghurt instead of buttermilk, and it worked just fine.
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