Raisin-Apple Soda Bread

The secret to this soda bread is the honey and buttermilk.
  • Yields 2 loaves
  • Details


    • 1 pound all-purpose flour
    • 1 pound whole wheat flour
    • 1 1/3 tablespoons salt
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 2 1/3 tablespoons honey
    • 1/3 cup butter
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 1 3/4 cups California raisins, plumped
    • 2 cups buttermilk
    • Fresh apple, thinly sliced


    Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly oil baking sheet; set aside.

    Sift flours, salt, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon together. Rub in butter to sandy texture. Add honey, applesauce and buttermilk. Mix to soft dough. Divide into 2 rounds. Flatten and arrange on a baking sheet. Then, arrange sliced apple in circle along edges. Cut a cross in middle of each round. Dust with whole wheat flour. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 375ºF. Remove from pan and turn onto wire rack to cool.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 210 (14% from fat); Total Fat 3.5g (sat 2g, mono 1g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 10mg; Protein 6g; Carbohydrate 41g; (Dietary Fiber 4g; Sugars 13g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 450mg; Calcium 40mg; Potassium 232mg

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