Irish soda bread

This is a  super easy non yeast bread!
The traditional recipe’s ingredients is flour, butter milk, baking soda and salt.
This first recipe I tried includes a few mouth watering extras!

1 3/4c butter milk (I used unsweetened almond milk plus 1 T vinegar)
1 large egg
4 1/2 c flour (I used a mix of home milled whole grain flour: rye, oat, spelt & buckwheat, plus 2 tsp psyllium husk powder)
3 T sugar ( I used coconut sugar)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
5 T cold cubed butter
optional: 1 c raisins, 1/2 tsp dried orange rind



Whisk milk & egg.
Mix flour, sugar & baking soda together in large mixing bowl.
Cut butter into flour until the mixture becomes crumbly.
Stir in raisin & orange rind.
Gently fold wet into dry ingredients until too stiff to stir.
With floured hands, turn dough onto lightly floured surface, knead 30 seconds until flour is moistened.

If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour until it is manageable.
Score top.

Bake 400f 45 minutes in lightly greased pan.
I used a cast iron dutch oven, lightly greased with rendered lard.
Bake until golden.
Allow to cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.
Let cool on wire rack.



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