Makes 1 loaf
This version of soda bread is a bit sweeter than the traditional
Irish soda bread.
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
3/4 cup soymilk
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 cups whole wheat
1 cup pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
cup fresh cranberries, roughly chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
cup lightly toasted, chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350
Lightly oil a baking sheet or line with parchment paper. Combine
juice and zest of orange with the soy or rice milk to make 1 cup. Add oil and
whisk together with a fork. Set aside.
Blend flours and baking soda
together, stirring to make sure there are no small lumps of soda.
sugar, fresh and dried cranberries, and walnuts, if desired. Add liquid
ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring until a stiff dough is formed.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead a few turns. Shape
into a round loaf and place on the prepared baking sheet. With a sharp knife
cut an X across the top about ½-inch deep (to allow for dough expansion
Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean
and the top is browned. Remove to cooling rack. Cool 10 to 15 minutes before