Brown Soda Bread

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Brown Soda BreadRecipe
Karry Hosford
Quick breads like this one, leavened with baking powder and baking soda, come together easily, even for weeknights.
12 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)


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2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flours into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine whole wheat flour and next 6 ingredients (whole wheat flour through salt) in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

Make a well in center of flour mixture; add buttermilk. Stir just until moist.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 5 or 6 times. Pat dough into an 8-inch circle on a baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray. Using a sharp knife, score dough by making 2 lengthwise cuts 1/4 inch deep across the top of the loaf to form an X. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into 12 wedges.

Created date

February 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 146
Caloriesfromfat 17 %
Fat 2.7 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 0.7 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 5.1 g
Carbohydrate 26.5 g
Fiber 2.7 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 329 mg
Calcium 94 mg