Monday, December 31, 2012

Irish Soda Tutti Fruity Bread and HaPpY NeW YeAr 2013


May this new year bring loads and loads of happiness in everyone's life. 

I bough this tutti fruity with a plan to make a cake. But for a second I thought always I make the cake, but this time I need to make something different and something lite, and another reason being that I am hosting an event called as "Healthy Recipe Substitution" HRS Event  and this recipe will be a good fit for the same. I do have a surprise gift at the end of the event too. So hoping that this recipe and as well as the giveaway will help other bloggers to participate and keep it healthy. :)

Well to talk a little bit about the substitute I used.....the recipe called for 4 cups of All purpose flour, I substituted half of the flour with Whole Wheat Flour. I am sure that all other ingredients in this recipe are a healthy substitute as well.

1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, add all purpose flour and whole wheat flour, baking soda orange zest and sugar and mix once.

3. Now add small cubes of the cold butter, and mash the butter with your fingers along with the flour mixture, so that the flour becomes little crumbly, as the butter is very less the crumbles wont be so noticeable.
4. In a small bowl lightly beat the egg, add butter milk to it and whisk it once.
5. Add the buttermilk and egg mixture into the flour and mix it with a hand mixer on low to medium until well blended.

6. In another bowl add the tutty fruity and the extra flour and with a fork lightly mix it so that all the tutty fruity is well coated with the flour.
7. Now add this to the flour dough and just fold it until mixed.
8. Line a baking sheet, or a loaf pan (I used a square oven safe bowl), coat it with little butter and flour, add the dough and even it out.

9. Bake it for about 45 to 50 mins or until a tooth pick inserted in middle of the bread comes out clean and the top of the bread has turned slightly golden brown.
10. Remove it from oven allow it to cool for 5 to 10 mins, slide a knife along the sides of the bowl and remove the bread by turning it upside down to a wire rack and again turning the bread to face the top.

11. Now slice it according to your choice and you can eat it as it is or spread a little bit butter and enjoy.

Linking this recipe to my Event: "Healthy Recipe Substitution" HRS Event

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