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Irish Soda Bread

Cook time 10 mins

Makes 1 (3-inch) round

Try Irish Soda Bread with hearty Beef-Vegetable Stew.


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-calorie stick margarine
  • 3 tablespoons nonfat buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • Butter-flavored vegetable cooking spray

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk, stirring with a fork just until dry ingredients are moistened.

  2. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon flour evenly over work surface. Turn dough out onto floured surface, and knead 10 to 12 times. Shape dough into a 3-inch round; place round on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut a 1/4-inch-deep cross in the top of round with a sharp knife. Coat top of round with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.

Light Cooking for Two