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Four Provinces Brown Soda Bread

Four Provinces Brown Soda Bread


"A soda bread recognizable in Irish households! Easy to make, right densitiy/lightness ratio, with just enough sweetness."
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45 m servings 218 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 218 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.4g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 153 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease two baking sheets.
  2. Whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and molasses in a bowl until evenly blended; set aside. Stir together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, bran, cream of tartar, and baking soda in a separate large bowl, and make a well in the center. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the well, and stir until a soft dough forms. Stir in the golden raisins, then turn the dough out onto a well floured work surface, and knead 8 to 10 times before dividing into two round balls. Place the balls on the baking sheets and use a sharp knife to cut a 1/2 inch deep X into the tops of the dough balls. Brush with melted butter.
  3. Place the loaves into the preheated oven, and reduce the temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown. Wrap the loaves in light cotton towels for 10 minutes after they are removed from the oven.

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The combination is good for Irish soda bread (molasses always gives it a kick) but 1 tbls. cream of tartar - no way. Cream of tartar is drying and bread will be very crumbly. Suggest 1 tsp. o...

Great taste! Baking time needs to be increased to 30-35 mins! I used both golden and seedless Thompson raisins. Because of the moisture, the amount of cream of tartar is correct, this was not ...

This bread was amazing! It had a perfect sweetness and texture that I'm sure is characteristic of traditional soda bread. The crust reminded me of a pretzel. I made it with 1 tsp baking powder a...

Easy Wonderful. Have made it as per recipe and have added glazed fruit for a breakfast coffee cake. The banshee howled and clapped her hands.

Very easy and tasty. Out of necessity, I had to alter a few things. I was running low on whole wheat flour and molasses, so I used 2 cups whole wheat flour and 2 cups all-purpose flour, and only...

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