Kinsale's Irish Soda Bread

Notes: If making bread up to 1 day ahead, cool, wrap airtight, and store at room temperature. To serve warm, unwrap and reheat on a baking sheet in a 325° oven for 10 to 15 minutes.


Makes about 2 pounds; 8 to 10 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 225
Caloriesfromfat 35 %
Protein 6.4 g
Fat 8.7 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Carbohydrate 32 g
Fiber 4 g
Sodium 355 mg
Cholesterol 2 mg


2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
About 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
About 1/3 cup salad oil
2 tablespoons light molasses or corn syrup


1. In a bowl, mix whole-wheat flour, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, soda, and salt. Add buttermilk, 1/3 cup oil, and molasses; stir until well moistened.

2. Rub a 9-inch cake pan with oil, then dust with all-purpose flour. Scrape the bread batter into the pan and spread level.

3. Bake in a 400° regular or convection oven until bread is well browned and just begins to pull from pan sides, 35 to 45 minutes. Let cool in pan at least 5 minutes. Cut loaf into wedges in pan or invert from pan, turn over, and cut into wedges.

March 2001
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