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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Reader Comments:

54321

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

By Bill Kenny on March 09, 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 love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
in Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes on August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
Melissa in Taste Testing 101 on August 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
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