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postheadericon Easy Irish Soda Bread

5.00 avg. rating (94% score) - 6 votes

Easy Irish Soda Bread is a delicious, easy and quick (45) minute recipe for a moist, Irish soda bread. This will make a fantastic accompaniment for your Saint Patrick’s Day feast. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (12) Servings. Easy Irish Soda Bread will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.easy-irish-soda-bread

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30-35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup cold butter
1-1/4 cups buttermilk*
1/2 cup currants or raisins

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375° F.

2. Combine all ingredients except buttermilk and currants in a bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk and currants just until moistened.

3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 10 times. Shape into a ball. Place onto greased baking sheet. Pat into a 6-inch circle. Cut 1/2 inch deep “X” in top of dough with sharp knife.

4. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

*NOTE:

If you do not have buttermilk, substitute (4) teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal (1-1/4) cups. Let stand (5) minutes before adding to recipe.

YIELD: 12 Servings.
Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe.

Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 2

Original recipe and image from Land O’Lakes, Inc. http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/2984/irish-soda-bread

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 170, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g,  Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 360mg, Sugars: 6g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 4g

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