Lemon-Lime Blueberry Soda Bread
 
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Recipe type: Breads and Rolls
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 Cup frozen blueberries or currants
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 Cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 egg or 2 egg whites; lightly beaten
  • 2 Cups orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange or lime oil; (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 3 1/2 Cups unbleached flour
  • 1/2 Cup whole-wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon caraway seeds; to 2 Tablespoons
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon oatmeal
Instructions
  1. Cover raisins with hot water and let stand 5 minutes. Drain, then coarsely chop. Place in bowl with frozen blueberries.
  2. Whisk together melted butter, oil, honey, brown sugar, egg, orange juice, orange oil, and lime and orange zests in large bowl. Combine unbleached flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and caraway seeds in another mixing bowl.
  3. Fold flour mixture into egg mixture, stirring well. Gently fold in blueberries and raisins and mix thoroughly. Spoon batter into 2 (7- by 3-inch) loaf pans, 2 (7- or 8-inch) cast-iron skillets or 1 (9-inch) springform pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with oatmeal.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees until toothpick inserted in center of bread comes out clean, 35 to 45 minutes, 50 to 60 minutes if using loaf pans. Cool in pans 15 minutes, then turn onto cake rack to finish cooling.
  5. Stir together powdered sugar, orange juice and zests to make soft glaze. Drizzle over cooled cakes. Apply decorative shreds of zest. (Can be frozen.)
Notes
This goes so perfectly with clotted cream, lemon curd or a high quality butter. You'll simply love this delicious soda bread. Perfect for entertaining at brunch.

This recipe yields 12 to 16 servings.

Each of 16 servings: 220 calories; 275 mg sodium; 17 mg cholesterol; 4 grams fat; 43 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams protein; 0.38 gram fiber.
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