Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread
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Irish soda bread celebrates this quick-and-easy heartiness: here's a raisin-and-caraway studded loaf with no fuss and big taste.
low-fat buttermilk¾ cup(s)
canola oil2 Tbsp
all-purpose flour1 cup(s)
whole wheat flour1 cup(s)
golden seedless raisins⅓ cup(s)
caraway seeds4 tsp
baking soda1 tsp
baking powder½ tsp
table salt½ tsp
cooking spray1 spray(s)
all-purpose flour1 tsp
- Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 325°F.
- Whisk the buttermilk and oil in a medium bowl; set aside.
- Whisk 1 cup all-purpose flour, the whole-wheat flour, raisins, caraway seeds, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the buttermilk mixture with a wooden spoon until thoroughly moistened.
- Dust a clean, dry work surface with the remaining 1 teaspoon flour. Turn the dough out onto work surface and knead for 30 seconds, just until it coheres. Shape into a round loaf about 6 inches in diameter and 1 inch high. Use a sharp knife or a new razor blade to cut an "x" about 1/2 inch deep in the top of the loaf.
- Lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray, place the loaf on it, and bake until lightly browned and crusty, about 45 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing into 8 pieces.