How to make it

  • Preheat oven: 375 degrees F. Spray 8" cake pan (or pie plate) with nonstick spray. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in large bowl to blend. Add butter and then using fingertips, rub in until a very coarse meal forms. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add buttermilk and butter flavoring; gradually stirring dry ingredients into the milk. Add either the raisin mixture or the cranberry-orange pomegranate mixture after pouring off the alcohol (discard) and blend; only until fruit is distributed throughout.
  • Using floured hands, shape dough into a ball (check consistency and add a small amount of flour, if needed). Flotten the ball in the pan until dough is about 1 1/2 inches thick, brushing the top and sides with a small amount of melted butter. Cut a 1/2 inch deep cross in the top of the bread loaf with a sharp knife. Sprinkle dourgh with the heavy sparkling sugar (if desired). Bake bread until just browned and the tester inserted comes out clean; about 40 minutes. Cool bread for 10 mins and transfer to a cooling rack. Make certain not to add too much additional flour or get too much of it on the bottom of the loaf as this will make it taste "floury". You might also try adding nuts you may have and never leave the "X" cut off the top as the bread will not get done in the middle.
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    sounds delightful!
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    " It was excellent "
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    " It was excellent "
    shepherdrescue ate it and said...
    This sounds so wonderful! I agree with Trigger, it's a five!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Orange and cranberries are so good together.
    You have my 5 fork rating.
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  • silentwriter 15 years ago
    Love sodabread, saved this receipe and will try it one of these days.
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  • suestonebender 15 years ago
    This looks like an incredible twist on one of my favourite breads. I can't wait to try this.
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    " It was excellent "
    pink ate it and said...
    Great recipe! *wink*
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  • jo_jo_ba 15 years ago
    this looks tasty, and i'm definitely checking out your blog too!
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