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Butterhead Kitchen: Vegan Irish Soda Bread

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Jason Sizemore, from Butterhead Kitchen, shares a recipe for Vegan Irish Soda Bread.

Irish Soda Bread


  • 4 cups flour (we used 2 cups whole wheat & 2 cups white all-purpose) plus a bit for kneading
  • ½ cup organic sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp vegan butter (stick form is best)
  • 1 ½ cup plant milk (we used soy)
  • 1 ½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup raisins or currants


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the vegan butter into thin slices & set aside so it softens.
  3. Whisk together plant based milk & lemon juice & reserve for later.  This will create ‘buttermilk’.
  4. Sift flour, sugar, baking soda & salt into a large mixing bowl. ( If you don’t have a sifter you can add ingredients into the bowl & gently whisk or use a colander.)
  5. Add the vegan butter to the dry ingredients & blend it into the dry mix using 2 butter knives, gently ‘chopping’ until crumbled throughout.
  6. Form a divot in the middle of the flour blend & pour ‘buttermilk’ & raisins/currants into it.
  7. Using a large spoon, gently combine together for a few seconds.
  8. Transfer dough to a floured counter or cutting board.  Knead just enough times for dough to combine & stick together (about 10 times).
  9. Place dough onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet & form into a disk that is about 1.5 inches high.
  10. Cut an X into the top using a knife.
  11. Bake for 45 minutes. (As ovens vary, check at 35 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean & the edges of the bread are browned, remove from oven.)
  12. Can be enjoyed as soon as it’s done or cool on a cooling rack.

*Tip: this bread freezes really well! Freeze pre-cut slices to enjoy whenever you’d like.

 Butterhead Kitchen is a Small Batch Vegan Products Company, offering vegan cooking classes. Visit Butterhead Kitchen to learn more. You can follow Butterhead Kitchen on Instagram @butterheadkitchen.

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