Fruited Irish Soda Bread

Looking for a quick to bake bread idea? Then check out this fruited Irish soda bread loaf recipe which is baked in just an hour!

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 16

Ingredients

2
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
cup whole wheat flour
3
tablespoons brown sugar
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon cinnamon
1/4
cup margarine or butter
1 1/4
cups buttermilk*
1
cup dried fruit bits
1/4
cup candied orange peel, finely chopped
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. In large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; mix well. With fork or pastry blender, cut in margarine until crumbly. Add buttermilk, fruit bits and orange peel; blend well.
  • 2 On well-floured surface, knead dough gently 1 to 2 minutes or until no longer sticky. Form dough into ball; place on greased cookie sheet. With sharp knife, cut an "X" 1/4 inch deep on top of loaf.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 40 to 45 minutes or until bread is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm or cool.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Slice
    Calories
    140
    (
    Calories from Fat
    25),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3g
    3%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    200mg
    200%;
    % Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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