Tuesday, April 21, 2015
We are big bread fans and Abby and I are continuously grateful for the variables we have created with irish soda bread. This one is a terrific option to replace garlic bread. A great snack. Even with a fried egg slide over a slice for lunch. You could use whatever veggie blend that you like, we just like the sweetness of red peppers and baby bok choy happens to be 1 of two green's she tolerates right now.
1/2 finely minced red pepper
1/4 cup finely minced shallot,or leek, or onion
1-2 teaspoons of fresh(or dried)rosemary
1 cup finely shredded baby bok choy(this will wilt down to a very small amount)
grapeseed or coconut oil
(minced garlic if you would like)
In pan on low heat add a bit of your grapeseed or coconut oil and red pepper, onion(shallot or leek), and rosemary. Saute until tender. Add shredded baby bok choy until wilted.
Irish Soda Bread
2 cups gluten-free flour blend
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon guar gum(you could probably skip and increase psyllium)
1 Tablespoon Psyllium husk powder
1 teaspoon salt(pink himalayan or what is safe for you, you can reduce the salt but we liked it with more salt for this recipe)
1 egg (I use eggs but suspect an egg sub would work)
2 Tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 cup milk of choice (1 use 1/4 cup coconut yogurt mixed with 3/4 cup water use whatever is safe for you)
1/2 Tablespoon braggs apple cider vinegar
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease loaf pan.(I used two small loaf pans,this bread will rise but not a lot so you want your pan aprox 3/4 full )
2. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
3. Add egg,choice of milk,oil and mix to form a soft, sticky dough.(you may need a bit more flour or a bit more milk depending on your flour blend with my flour blend I tend to need about 3-4 tablespoons more milk)It is not quite a dough but thicker then a thick brownie batter.
4. Add the vinegar last and quickly mix it in.
5. Fill pan 1/2 full in greased pan. Spoon veggie filling and top with the rest of the dough.
Wet hands with water and smooth top to look like a loaf(higher in the middle).
6) Allow to sit on the counter for about 10 minutes. This allows the baking soda-vinegar to provide a bit of lift before hitting the heat of the oven.
7) Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes.
8) allow to cool, slice and store in airtight container