Irish Soda Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (such as Craisins)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat white flour (such as King Arthur’s Whole Wheat White Flour)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon low fat buttermilk, divided
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons trans fat free margarine, melted
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Soak dried cranberries in hot water until plump, about 20 minutes, and drain. Mix together all purpose flour, whole wheat white flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center and add the buttermilk, egg, orange zest, margarine and cranberries. Stir until all of the dry ingredients are absorbed. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for a few quick turns, handling dough as little as possible. Form into a round loaf about 7 to 8 inches in diameter. Rub with 1 tablespoon buttermilk and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Cut an X about 1/2 inch deep through the top of the loaf with a knife. Bake on cookie sheet, sprayed with vegetable oil cooking spray, until golden brown, about 30-40 minutes.


Yield: 12 slices

Nutritional Info

  • Calories = 181
  • Fat = 4 gm
  • Saturated fat = 1 gm
  • Trans fat = 0 gm
  • Cholesterol = 18 mg
  • Protein = 5 gm
  • Sodium = 161 mg
  • Carbohydrate = 32 gm
  • Fiber = 3 gm
  • Calcium = 36 mg
  • Carbohydrate = 32 gm
  • % calories from fat = 20%

Food exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat