Dairy-free soda bread

A lot of my personal friends know this, but my baby is allergic to milk. Allergic, not "lactose intolerant" so that means it can't even touch her skin.

And since I want her to actually get some nutrients, I'm what they call an 'extended nurser' which honestly would have freaked me out before I had children of my own, but now seems completely natural and normal.

This means that I myself have to eat dairy-free. And it also means that I haven't had pizza for almost a year. Same for ice cream, cream cheese, cheese crackers, even Goldfish. (And guess what, there's even milk products in salt and vinegar potato chips!!)

But it's St. Patty's Day, which means I am required by law to make soda bread.

And here's what I came up with...

2 cups flour

1/3 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup if you have 'plain' soy/rice milk)

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 egg

1/4 cup white rasins

1 Tbl vinegar plus enough vanilla rice milk to make 1 cup (or whatever non-dairy product you've got, see note above about sugar)

Mix with a wooden spoon in a big bowl and bake it in a loaf pan at 325 degrees for about an hour.

I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical when I pulled it out of the oven. But I gotta say, it's actually pretty good. My soda bread craving is satisfied.


Kristin said…
ooo no pizza. sob!

is that because of the cheese? This recipe

is awesome. With or without cheese. In fact it's the only pizza my eldest will eat.

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