Irish Soda Bread

41 Points for entire loaf (Weight Watchers)



  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Grease iron frying pan (or 2 quart casserole dish)
  3. Sift together: flour, sugar, salt, baking powder
  4. Stir in Caraway seeds
  5. "Cut" in butter until it is like coarse corn meal
  6. Stir in raisins
  7. Combine: buttermilk, egg, baking soda and stir into the dry mix until just moistened.
  8. Shape into a ball and place into iron frying pan or casserole
  9. Cut a 4-inch cross into the top with a sharp knife
  10. Brush with beaten egg yolk, or cream, or milk.
  11. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes in casserole, or 40 minutes in iron frying pan.
  12. Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  13. Remove and cool on a rack before slicing.

Tastes great with butter or margarine spread on it (WMS).