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Most Popular Irish Soda Bread

 Most Popular Irish Soda Bread
“My husband’s family is Irish. Wanting to impress my future mother-in-law, I baked this bread and took it along with me when I met her the first time. Needless to say, it worked!” —Padmini Roy-Dixon, Columbus, Ohio
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

  • Place raisins in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand
  • for 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking
  • soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, buttermilk and
  • butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in
  • raisins.
  • Transfer to a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake
  • at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan
  • to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

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Most Popular Irish Soda Bread (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 161 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 359 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.