Fragrant homemade whole-wheat bread that is ready in less than 1 hour. The recipe is easily doubled. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1996

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a pie pan with cooking spray.

  • Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir in currants and caraway seeds. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Gradually pour in the buttermilk, stirring with a fork until just combined. (Do not overmix.)

  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead several times. Form into a ball, flatten slightly and place in the prepared pie pan. Brush the top with buttermilk and dust with flour. With a sharp knife, cut a 1/2-inch-deep X into the top of the loaf.

  • Bake the loaf until it is brown on top and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool slightly before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

142 calories; 0.8 g total fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 1 mg cholesterol; 346 mg sodium. 104 mg potassium; 30.8 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 4.5 g protein; 13 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 1 mcg folate; 48 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 4 mg magnesium;