Laura's Scrumptious Wheat-Free Soda Bread

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My friend, Laura, is not eating grain for Lent, but wanted something 'bread-y'. So she made up this recipe: Scrumptious soda bread, with NO GRAIN! Light, fluffy, a bit sweet, but not cake-y, at all. Much better than the stuff made with wheat, actually.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease small casserole (probably 9x11, I didn't measure).
  2. Mix chestnut flour, almond meal, arrowroot powder, sugar, salt, & baking powder.
  3. Cut butter into flour mixture with pastry cutter or 2 knives.
  4. Add currants & stir to coat them. Add caraway seeds, if desired.
  5. Combine buttermilk, egg, & baking soda, and stir into dry mixture, just to combine.
  6. Pour dough into casserole.
  7. Brush top with egg yolk or cream.
  8. Bake 30 minutes, or till knife comes out clean.