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Whole Wheat Soda Bread

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Description Edit

Contributed by Healthy Recipes For Diabetic Friends Y-Group

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Set aside 2 tablespoon (18 g) all-purpose flour.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the remaining all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, salt, and soda.
  5. Using your fingers, work the unsalted butter into the flour mixture, rubbing the butter/flour mixture between your thumb and fingers.
  6. Make a well in the center.
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and buttermilk.
  8. Pour into the well in the flour mixture; stir until dry ingredients are evenly moistened. Do not overmix.
  9. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface.
  10. Sprinkle with the reserved 2 tablespoons (18 g) flour.
  11. Gently knead 3 or 4 times.
  12. Shape into a 8-inch (20 cm) circle.
  13. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  14. Using a sharp knife or razor blade, cut an x on the top of the loaf all the way to the sides.
  15. Bake for 15 minutes.
  16. Reduce oven heat to 400°F (200°C).
  17. Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes, until loaf is well browned and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  18. Transfer to a rack to cool for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutritional information Edit

Per 1 half-slice:

  • 87 calories (13% calories from fat) | 4g protein | 1g total fat (0.6g saturated fat) | 16g carbohydrate | 2g dietary fiber | 12mg cholesterol | 237mg sodium
  • Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate (1 bread/starch)

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