Irish Garlic Butter Soda Bread Dough Balls
Vegan, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Soya Free, Rice Free, Refined Sugar Free, Crohns, Coeliacs & Endometriosis Safe
Happy St Patricks Day!!
(Sorry its a little late)
I wanted to make something for St Patricks Day but a little quirky so i decided on the Irish Soda Bread made into garlic butter dough balls, A hearty snack for an all day celebration!
150ml Hazelnut Milk
1 Tbls Cyder Vinegar
3 Garlic Cloves
4 Heaped Tsp Fine Herbs
4oz Pure Spread
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
2oz Gluten Free Oats
4.5 Sorghum Flour
4.5 Almond Flour
1 Tsp Xanthan Gum
3 Tsp Groun Flax Seed
6 Tsp Hot Water
Crush your garlic, Leave one Crushed Clove to one side for a moment.
Add 3oz Pure spread, 2 Tsps of the fine herbs and the 2 crushed cloves of garlic to a bowl and mix together.
Next scoop all of the garlic butter mix onto a piece of baking paper.
Now smooth it out into a level block.
Wrap it up in the baking paper and pop it into the freezer.
Now mix your ground flax seeds with your hot water and leave it to one side till its needed.
Now on to the bread mix.
Add to a bowl your oats, fine herbs, salt, the rest of the garlic, sorghum flour, almond flour and bicarbonate of soda.
Add the 1oz of butter to the dry mix and rub it in with your finger tips.
Add xanthan gum, vinegar and milk and mix that in completely.
Now you need to knead it for a little bit.
Form a ball with your bread and let it rest just for 10-15 minutes.
Now divide your mixture and make little balls with it, I made 14 small balls.
Now push your thumb into the middle of the ball and squish the mixture around your thumb outwards to form bell shapes.
Your butter should be frozen by now so retrieve it from the freezer.
Cut the butter quickly into squares for the right amount of balls you have made.
Pop each square into your bells and form the mixture around the butter to enclose it into your dough ball.
You need to work quite quickly because the butter does melt rather quick and they can be fiddly, close the sides around the butter and push the butter into the middle if its popping out then just smooth out the ball and put it onto a tray ready for baking.
Now put a light cross into the top of each one, you don't want to put a deeper cross in because you will create a hole.
A little Irish History:
Catholics believe that the cross was made on top of the soda bread for luck and to ward off the devil.
Pop your little dough balls into the oven on gas mark 5 for 25 minutes.
Check the dough balls and turn each one over and put them back into the oven for another 7-10 minutes.
After this time they will be ready and lovely to eat.
Maybe wait for them to cool a little.
Have a lovely and hopefully pain free weekend.
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