In this healthy whole-wheat Irish soda bread recipe, the addition of fruit and caraway seeds is often referred to as “”spotted dog,”” but you can omit them if you prefer a more traditional Irish soda bread. Baked in a skillet, this crowd-pleasing bread is delicious eaten warm with a pat of butter.
Ingredient Checklist 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 4 ½ cups white whole-wheat flour ½ cup currants ½ cup golden raisins 1 tablespoon caraway seeds 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 ¼ cups buttermilk
Warm a 9-inch cast-iron skillet in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and add butter, swirling to coat the bottom and sides.
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Combine flour, currants, raisins, caraway seeds, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Gradually add buttermilk, stirring just until the flour is fully incorporated. Do not overmix. The dough should be sticky and a little shaggy.
Transfer the dough to the prepared pan, using a spatula to spread it evenly. It”s OK if it doesn”t reach all the way to the sides. Use a sharp knife to score a deep X in the top of the loaf.
Bake until cooked through and golden brown, about 40 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
214 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 44.7g; dietary fiber 5.3g; sugars 9.8g; fat 1.5g; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 4.4mg; vitamin a iu 57.5IU; vitamin c 1mg; folate 3.2mcg; calcium 65.6mg; iron 6.4mg; magnesium 11mg; potassium 235.3mg; sodium 353.6mg.
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