Weight Watcher's 5 PointPlus Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

“Baking soda was the boon of home bakers in the late 18th century. No more yeast! Irish soda bread celebrates this quick-and-easy heartiness: Here's a raisin-and-caraway studded loaf with no fuss and big taste. PointPlus value per serving: 5”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
1 round loaf
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 325ºF.
  2. Whisk the buttermilk and oil in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Whisk 1 cup all-purpose flour, the whole-wheat flour, raisins, caraway seeds, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the buttermilk mixture with a wooden spoon until thoroughly moistened.
  4. Dust a clean, dry work surface with the remaining 1 teaspoon flour. Turn the dough out onto the work surface and knead for 30 seconds, just until it coheres. Shape into a round loaf about 6 inches in diameter and 1 inch high. Use a sharp knife or a new razor blade to cut a "X" about 1/2-inch deep in the top of the loaf.
  5. Lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray, place the loaf on it, and bake until lightly browned and crusty, about 45 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing.

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