Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Photo by Claryn

Ingredients:

  • 1½ c unsweetened soy milk
  • 1½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 c white flour
  • 2 c whole wheat flour
  • ½ c sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp vegan margarine
  • 1 c currants or raisins
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds, optional

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, combine soy milk and lemon juice. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, sift together flours, sugar, soda, and salt.
  5. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut butter into dry mixture.
  6. Create a well and pour in soy milk mixture and currants.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, gently knead just until the dough comes together, 10 or 12 turns. Do not overwork or you’ll end up with a tough mess!
  8. Shape into a disc about 1½” in height.
  9. Cut an “X” into the top with a serrated knife and bake on prepared sheet for 40-45 minutes.

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Firecracker Cupcakes in a Jar recipe (Vegan Option)

by MEALS FULL OF COLOR

Yield: 10 to 12 Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of white cake mix (this needs to either be a basic homemade vegan white cake mix or a box mix that is vegan)
  • 1 bottle of red food coloring (make sure the dye is a plant based dye if you are unsure you can always contact the manufacturer to get info on their product.)
  • 1 bottle of blue coloring
  • 2 containers of white frosting (you need to use a vegan frosting here is a recipe for a basic vegan frosting if you have trouble finding one)
  • 10 – 12 small jars with lids, washed and dried
  • Red white and blue sprinkles (again make sure the sprinkles you use are 100% vegan. I honestly have no idea which store bought sprinkles are safe and I ended up ordering some online)
  • cupcake pan
  • cupcake liners

 

Directions:

  1. Prepare the cake batter as directed on the box. Once mixed separate the batter into two separate bowls trying to get equal amounts of the batter into each bowl.
  2. In one bowl add the red food coloring and in the second bowl add the blue. Each brand of food coloring seems to vary as far as coloring so use the amount of food coloring you feel necessary to achieve the desired shades of red and blue.
  3. Once both batters are colored line the cupcake pan with the cupcake liners and fill with the two cake batters (make solid color cakes do not mix the colors) and bake as directed on the package. (Try to bake equal parts of both red and blue cupcakes.)
  4. Once the cupcakes are done baking set on the counter and allow to cool completely.
  5. Once cool remove the cupcakes from the pan and remove the cup cake liner. Slice each cupcake in half (so you have a top and a bottom). Do this for the all of the remaining cupcakes.
  6. In a jar add one of the cupcake bottoms to the jar (you can do all red, all blue or alternate between the two colors) add some of the frosting and then add the top of the cupcake. Top it off with more frosting and sprinkles. Repeat this method for all of the remaining.

 

Click here for the Vegan Option for Fluffy Buttercream Frosting.

Click here for a Basic Vegan Chocolate Cupcake Recipe.