Happy St. Patrick's Day! In Manhattan today we had the St. Patrick's Day parade and I got to see some of it on 5th avenue! I am 50percent Irish and I grew up eating Irish Soda Bread every
St. Patrick's Day and so to celebrate today I wanted to make PALEO Irish Soda Bread Biscuits with GREEN Frosting! I'm so looking forward to my husband coming home tonight to try some of these biscuits because he has never had Irish soda bread and didn't know what it was when I was telling him about it today! This morning I explained to David that Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick of Ireland where people eat AND DRINK a lot of green food all day long. Some people even eat and drink green food all week long so I hope you will have time this weekend to make these Irish soda bread biscuits with green frosting!
Ingredients for Irish Soda Bread Biscuits:
Coconut Oil for greasing the biscuit rings (makes 6 biscuits)
1 cup tigernut flour (I use the brand organic Gemini Tigernut flour from Amazon)
1/2 cup arrowroot flour (I like bobs red mill from Amazon)
1/4 cup cassava flour (I like the brand ottos from Amazon)
1 free range/pastured egg
1/3 cup yellow/green pureed plantain
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup palm shortening (I like the brand nutiva from Amazon)
1 TABLESPOON cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp plus 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp water
1/2 cup raisins
Method For Irish Soda Bread:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly grease the inside of six (3 & 3/4-inch) English muffin rings with coconut oil and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Note: you can find well priced English muffin rings on Amazon!
In a food processor, puree peeled yellow/green plantain until completely smooth
add in maple syrup, melted nutiva palm shortening, & vanilla ... process until fully combined
In a medium sized bowl, sift together tigernut flour, arrowroot flour, cassava flour, egg, baking soda, cinnamon, & sea salt.
Put the baking powder in a small bowl with the water and apple cider vinegar.
Add both the dry mixture and baking powder mixture to the food processor plantain mixture, puree until a dough has formed.
Stir in the raisins to the biscuit batter.
Divide the biscuit batter among the 6 greased English muffin rings.
Place the biscuits in the oven, allowing them to bake for 15 to 17 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let the biscuits cool for 15minutes then gently press them out of the rings from the bottom. Transfer to a cooling rack until they are completely cool before frosting them with the green frosting!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Ready In: 20 minutes
Note: this recipe needs a can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight
Ingredients For Green Frosting:
3/4 cup Palm Shortening (you can use regular palm shortening or also the brand Nutiva shortening which is also made of coconut oil, palm fruit oil, and red palm oil)
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk that was in fridge overnight (use the top of the coconut milk off the can to get 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup cashew butter (I recommend Artisana Raw Cashew Butter available on Amazon!)
1 & 1/2 cups sifted maple sugar made from 100 percent maple syrup (if you want a sweeter frosting you may use 1 & 3/4 cups instead of 1 & 1/2 cups maple sugar so taste it as you go along)
1 tablespoon sifted coconut flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 dash of fine pink sea salt
1 box of natural food coloring dye (I use the brand called "India Tree" nature's color decorating set created with vegetable colorants that you can buy on Amazon)
Method For Frosting:
1) In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment combine the palm shortening, coconut milk, cashew butter, and sifted maple sugar and beat on medium high speed until combined for 5 minutes. If you do not have a stand mixer you may use a hand mixer.
2) Add the sifted coconut flour, vanilla extract, and sea salt and beat again until incorporated.
3) Time to make the green color natural food dye! Read the instructions on the box and use two clean bowls to mix your colors. Take blue and combine it with yellow to make green!
4) Add the natural green food dye to the frosting and beat until incorporated and the exact green color you want has been achieved!
5) Frost your cooled irish soda biscuits and enjoy with family, friends, and co-workers all week long :)
*All Biscuits baked, arranged, and photographed by MaryRuth.