Irish Kitchen Day is just one of the internationally-themed kitchen days that the Café features every Friday this month! This recipe would go well with any stick-to–your- ribs Irish fare that you could dream up for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, or it makes a nice change as a quick breakfast or snack. You can find raisins, caraway seeds and baking powder and soda in the Co-op’s bulk foods department, so you don’t have to buy more than you need for the recipe.

Jennings Family Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Jennings Family Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Course: Baked Goods


  • 5 cups all purpose white flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon caraway
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 pound raisins
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups soymilk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl, then slowly stir into dry ingredients.
  4. Gather dough into a ball and turn onto a floured surface.
  5. Knead for two minutes, but be sure not to over-knead.
  6. Shape dough into two rounds and place onto a greased baking sheet.
  7. Cut an slit on top of each loaf about one-inch deep.
  8. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into loaf's center comes out clean.