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Laura's Scrumptious Wheat-Free Soda Bread

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“My friend, Laura, is not eating grain for Lent, but wanted something 'bread-y'. So she made up this recipe: Scrumptious soda bread, with NO GRAIN! Light, fluffy, a bit sweet, but not cake-y, at all. Much better than the stuff made with wheat, actually.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
1 loaf
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Grease small casserole (probably 9x11, I didn't measure).
  2. Mix chestnut flour, almond meal, arrowroot powder, sugar, salt, & baking powder.
  3. Cut butter into flour mixture with pastry cutter or 2 knives.
  4. Add currants & stir to coat them. Add caraway seeds, if desired.
  5. Combine buttermilk, egg, & baking soda, and stir into dry mixture, just to combine.
  6. Pour dough into casserole.
  7. Brush top with egg yolk or cream.
  8. Bake 30 minutes, or till knife comes out clean.

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