Pear Buttermilk Soda Bread

Yield: 3 Loaves (8 Servings/Loaf)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. 8 oz. (6 cups) All-purpose flour
  • 15 oz. (3 cups) Whole wheat flour
  • 6 oz. (3/4 cup) Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Baking soda
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Salt
  • 6 oz. Butter, cut in bits
  • 1 lb. 8 oz. Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Slices, drained, chopped coarsely
  • 8 oz. (1-1/2 cups) Golden raisins
  • 2-1/4 cups Buttermilk
  • METHOD

    Thoroughly combine dry ingredients; cut in butter. Stir in pear and raisins. Stir in buttermilk until a soft dough just forms; turn out onto a floured work surface. Divide into 3 pieces; knead each piece 10 times. Shape into 3 round loaves; place on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Slash an X into the top of each loaf. Bake at 350°F until golden brown, about 45 minutes; cool.

    NUTRITION (Per Serving)
    Calories: 296
    Calories from Fat: 59
    Fat: 7g
    Saturated Fat: 4g
    Cholesterol: 17mg
    Sodium: 548mg
    Carbohydrate: 55g
    Dietary Fiber: 4g
    Sugar: 18g
    Protein: 7g
    Vitamin A: 7% DV
    Vitamin C: 1% DV
    Calcium: 4% DV
    Potassium: 6% DV
    Iron: 13% DV