Worthy of a repost and timely, considering I bought buttermilk today, in preparation for making Irish Soda bread, this week’s Food 4 Fuel Friday recipe from GRM! Enjoy!
Wearing O’ the Green, sharing stories of Irish heritage, and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day eating time honored family favorites.
Just as my mom made it important to celebrate holidays with family traditions, which often included traditional family recipes, I have found it important to pass those memorable traditions on to my children. Now that they are of the age to remember from year to year, they tend to request their favorite foods when specific holidays roll around.
So as we started talking about St. Patty’s Day this week, my son searched for the Irish Soda Bread recipe and I made it today after school. As I reviewed the ingredients and kneaded the homemade bread, I was thinking that this particular bread could also be considered a good complex carbohydrate treat for my friends running the Team Ortho ”Get Lucky” 7K or 21K this Saturday morning.
Nutritionally, this dense hearty bread made with whole wheat flour, low-fat buttermilk and currants (or raisins) which are high in potassium gives you 7 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, 16% RDA of Calcium, 12% RDA of Iron, only 1 gram of fat and 196 calories per serving. So calories wise, it could parallel a single Green Beer, but nutrient wise, I’ll go with the Irish Soda Bread!
So if you are registered to run in a St. Patty’s Day celebratory race this weekend, or if you just want to enjoy a homemade treats that your family will request for years to come, enjoy the recipe that my mom passed on to me for Irish Soda Bread!
Irish Soda Bread
1.0 x 1 cup (144g)
1.0 x 1/2 tsp (2g)
2.0 x 1 cup (245g)
1.0 x 1 tsp (6g)
1.0 x 1 ounce (28g)
4.0 x 1 cup (120g)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix 4 cups of flour (I use half whole wheat/ half white flour), with the baking powder, baking soda, salt & sugar (3Tbl. of sugar). Stir in currants (or raisins can be used) making sure that the currants or raisins are separated. Add buttermilk all at once using a fork to form the dough. Sprinkle a bit more flour on the counter, using it to knead the dough for about 5 minutes until it is smooth. Form into a large ball and place into a round cake pan or round glass casserole that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Using a sharp knife, cut a 1/2 inch deep groove into the top of the loaf. Bake 1 hour or until the loaf is lightly browned and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Remove from pan and place on a wire rack to cool. Rub the top surface with butter and sprinkle with sugar.Tweet