Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread (with raisins--non-traditional)
1 cup sweet rice flour
3/4 cup teff flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
2 tablespoons sugar or for sweeter bread 1/3 cup plus 1 tbs sugar, divided)
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup golden raisins, soaked in hot water for fifteen minutes
1 cup buttermilk
6 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a small souffle dish for a round loaf or nine-by-five-by-three-inch loaf pan (the standard size) for a square loaf.
Put all (except 1 tbs sugar)the dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir them together until you have a consistent mixture. In a second, smaller bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together. Make a small well in the dry ingredients, then slowly pour the wet ingredients into the well, then stir until just combined. The dough will be quite sticky, but it should not be too dry.
Form the dough into the shape you desire, then place it in the baking pan (sprinkle with 1 tbs sugar). Bake for thirty minutes or so, or until a butter knife inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
There are gluten-free recipes on SparkRecipes, also. recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipes.asp?food=g