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Lighter Irish Soda Bread

By The Deen Bros.
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 15

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, cut into bits butter
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped golden raisins
  • 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 “€œx”€ into the dough. Dust the top lightly with flour. Bake until browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to€“ 50 minutes. Remove from the pie plate and cool on a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.