(Family Features) - Irish soda bread is a simple quick bread that gets its name from the baking soda used as a leavener, instead of yeast. Traditional soda bread is made with only flour, buttermilk, salt and baking soda. More contemporary versions add ingredients like sugar, raisins and caraway seeds.
But what if you can't have dairy as part of your diet? You can still enjoy this March tradition by substituting soymilk.
"Soymilk is such an easy-to-use, delicious alternative to regular milk that most every traditional St. Patrick's Day dish can still be enjoyed by people who have to avoid dairy," said Chef Jim Coleman, host of the PBS TV "Healthy Flavors" cooking show. Soymilk is high in protein and has no cholesterol, making it a healthy dairy alternative for anyone looking to improve their diet. Chef Jim says you can easily substitute soymilk for dairy milk in just about any recipe.
He shares his recipe for Irish soy-da bread, studded with raisins and caraway seeds. Plain and simple or dressed up for a party, soda bread is a tasty part of any Irish celebration.
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- Irish stew
- traditional Irish cabbage dishes
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