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Irish Soda Bread
In some classic Irish soda bread recipes the buttermilk is replaced with yogurt or stout. Knead just enough to form a ball so that your bread stays tender--more like a biscuit than bread.
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup currants
2 tsp. caraway seeds
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk, plus additional for brushing
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Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread
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  • Servings:8 (58 g)
  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:60 minutes
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a pie pan with cooking spray.
2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in currants and caraway seeds.
3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Gradually pour in the buttermilk, stirring with a fork until just combined.
4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a ball. Flatten slightly and place in the prepared pie pan. Brush the top with buttermilk and dust with flour. With a sharp knife, cut an X into the top of the loaf.
5. Bake the loaf until it is brown on top and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom (30-40 minutes). Let cool for 2 hours before slicing.