This bread goes lovely on the side of any Irish dish but is best enjoyed with a bit of butter and some tea to drink.
2 cups of flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
¾ tsp baking soda
3 tbsp butter, cold and cubed
1 cup of vegan buttermilk (you will need unsweetened soy or other plant milk and vinegar)
½ cup raisins
1 tbsp caraway seeds
First, make your vegan buttermilk by adding 1 tbsp of vinegar to a liquid measuring cup and slowly pouring in your soy milk, stopping when you reach 1 cup. Set aside.
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda, as well as salt.
Using a pastry blender or your fingers, add very cold vegan butter to flour mixture and continue combining until you have a coarse meal. Mix in raisins and caraway seeds. Pour in buttermilk and slowly stir in the dry ingredients to blend. Do not overmix.
Shape your dough into a round loaf (flour your hands so they don’t stick) and plae in an 8” silicone cake pan. If you don’t have silicone, spray your cake pan first.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
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