Irish Soda Bread - 1 Guiding Stars
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In some classic Irish soda bread recipes the buttermilk is replaced with yogurt or stout. Knead just enough to form a ball so that your bread stays tender–more like a biscuit than bread.


  • ¾ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup currants
  • 2 tsp. caraway seeds
  • ¾ cup low-fat buttermilk, plus additional for brushing


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a pie pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in currants and caraway seeds.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Gradually pour in the buttermilk, stirring with a fork until just combined.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a ball. Flatten slightly and place in the prepared pie pan. Brush the top with buttermilk and dust with flour. With a sharp knife, cut an X into the top of the loaf.
  5. Bake the loaf until it is brown on top and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom (30-40 minutes). Let cool for 2 hours before slicing.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 110; Total Fat 0.5g (1% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 0g (0% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 1mg (0% DV); Sodium 345mg (15% DV); Total Carbohydrate 23g (8% DV); Dietary Fiber 2g (7% DV); Total Sugars 5g; Includes 3g Added Sugars (6% DV); Protein 4g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 2% DV; Manganese 25% DV; Selenium 20% DV; Niacin 15% DV.
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