Versatile mini Irish soda breads that are good served with cheese, spread with butter and jam at teatime, or paired with a main-course salad. How about cooking up a batch for Saint Patrick's Day? I found this recipe on a baking website called DianasDesserts.com for Zaar World Tour 2005.
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- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped
- 1 cup chilled buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons mild-flavored light molasses
- 1Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly flour large baking sheet.
- 2Whisk first 5 ingredients in large bowl to blend well. Add butter and rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Mix in toasted, chopped walnuts.
- 3Whisk buttermilk, egg and molasses in small bowl.
- 4Gradually add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, stirring until medium-firm dough forms.
- 5Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead until dough comes together, about 6 turns.
- 6Flatten dough into disk. Cut into 6 wedges. Shape each wedge into ball. Place on prepared sheet, spacing evenly apart. Flatten each to 3-inch round. Using sharp knife, cut shallow X in top of each round.
- 7Bake breads until golden and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
- 8Transfer to rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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Nutritional Facts for Mini Walnut Soda Breads
Serving Size: 1 (156 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 489.2
- Calories from Fat 202
- Total Fat 22.5 g
- Saturated Fat 6.7 g
- Cholesterol 57.2 mg
- Sodium 661.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 63.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
- Sugars 15.2 g
- Protein 13.0 g