128 Fewer Calories
4 g Less Fat
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
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.
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 50 min
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.
Dear, Paula Deen
Well I think you are the most amazing person, you are my role model if they took you off from the set I would of died inside your the best cook and I can't waite to see you again
Alexis Conner in Summer Salad Days on December 04, 2013 at 4:59 pm
Paula, I used to watch your show on Food Network a lot when I still had the TV and cable many year ago. You weren't even that big a star back then. I always love watching you cook on Youtube after I ditched my TV and cable and read your recipes on Food Network Magazines. I hope one day you can return to Food Network and the Food Network Magazine. I stop buying the magazine since you were gone.
Orindary Jane in Love at Last on December 04, 2013 at 2:32 am
Great blog Cindy!!!! I always enjoy reading your post. This Thanksgiving centerpiece is absolutely beautiful and so easy to make.
Ann in A Perfectly Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece on December 03, 2013 at 8:10 pm
Paula, made your Zucchini Custard Casserole for Thanksgiving and it was Fantastic!!! Thank you so much! Love you & your family. Happy holidays!
Pat Walker in Love at Last on December 02, 2013 at 8:45 pm