The Deen Bros. Lighter Irish Soda Bread

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By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

128 Fewer Calories
4 g Less Fat

Ingredients:
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into bits
1/3 cup golden raisins, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons caraway seeds

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-inch round pie plate with nonstick spray.

Whisk together the buttermilk and egg in a medium bowl until blended. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the buttermilk mixture, raisins, and caraway seeds to form a soft dough.

Lightly sprinkle a work surface with flour and turn out the dough. With lightly floured hands, knead the dough lightly about 6 or 7 times. Form into an 8-inch round and place in the pie plate. Using a small sharp knife, cut a deep “x” into the dough. Dust the top lightly with flour. Bake until browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 – 50 minutes. Remove from the pie plate and cool on a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Servings: 12
Prep Time:  10 min
Cook Time:  50 min
Difficulty: Easy

Per Serving: 140 Cal; 4 g Protein; 4 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 22 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 5 g Sugar; 63 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 163 mg Sodium; 27 mg Cholesterol

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen: Irish Soda Bread
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of the Deen Brothers and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Test Kitchen Tip
To make chopping the raisins or any sticky dried fruit a little easier, lightly spray the knife with nonstick spray. As you chop, the raisins won’t stick to the blade. 

 

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54321

Looks good, but know one ever made it as good as my Mother!

By Bill Kenny on March 08, 2014

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Sounds so good will make it for sure

By Judy Wiley on March 08, 2014

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Paula, love your recipes, and I have to say that you are getting prettier every time I see you on a show.

By mary willoughby on March 11, 2013

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I am so very tired of all the hype regarding lightening up Paulas recipes!!! I compared her original recipe to the Dean Bros recipe and I am very comfused. Paula's recipe made 2 loaves ( what was the calorie count, etc per slice of her bread vs lighter version. The savings on the Dean Bors recipe did not specify if the reduction in fat and calories was per loaf or per slice. Get a clue people.. So many of the new lightened recipes just call for smaller portions then the original or some other smoke and mirrors... Shame on you...

By virginia foulk on March 11, 2013

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Those Irish Brownie/Cupcakes sound delicious. Can't wait to try them! Keep up the good work Bobbie with lightening up ur Momma's Recipes! Love watching u on ur shows!!

By Dottie on March 11, 2013

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Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
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