Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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So I should have posted this yesterday.. but I just decided to make it today. It would be good to eat any day, though, not just St Patrick’s Day!!  My 5 year old daughter and I made this bread this morning and I am impressed with it- it’s really good!

It has a bit of a whole wheat taste to it and is very moist.  I grind my own almond meal in my coffee grinder so the bits of almonds make for a nice texture.

Yum.. I hope you enjoy it , too

Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread

1 cup Sweet Sorghum Flour ($.75)*
1/2 cup almond meal ($.35)
1/2 cup fine rice flour (not regular rice flour)($.12)
3 tablespoons sugar (I used palm sugar, you can also use regular white or brown sugar) ($.05)
1 tsp baking soda ($.02)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder ($.05)
1 tsp salt ($.01)
2 tsp xanthan gum ($.40)

3/4 1/2 cup milk or milk alternative (I used almond milk) ($.15)  Note.. I updated this, just made it again and I think 3/4 cup is too much.
1 tsp apple cider vinegar ($.05)
1 egg beaten ($.12)
5 tablespoons shortening ($.25)

Preheat the oven to 375.
Stir together your dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Make a well and add your wet ingredients to the dry, stir gently to combine. The dough will be slightly sticky, but not too sticky. Pick up the dough and form into a ball and flatten slightly. Place on an oven sheet pan covered in parchment paper.

Take a knife and slice a criss-cross on the top of the bread. Place the bread in your preheated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes (mine took 40). The bread should look crusty when done and you can test the middle  for doneness (is that word?) with a toothpick (or I just used a knife). For best results cool on a rack- but I just cooled mine on the counter.

Serve with Irish Butter…mmmmm..

Serves 6-8 (depending on how much you eat before your family does or how big you like your pieces!!)
Cost: $2.32- not rock bottom, but cheaper than the regular (not gluten free) Irish Soda Bread that sell for around $4 at my local farmers market
* Prices are based on what I can get locally, not off Amazon prices.

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