Orange-Raisin Soda Bread

Makes 20 servings.

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. CREAM OF WHEAT Cereal, (1, 2-1/2 or 10-min cook time), uncooked, divided
  • 3 tbls. sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel
  • MIX flour, 1/2 cup of the cereal, sugar, baking powder and baking soda in medium bowl until well blended. Gradually add oil, stirring until mixture forms fine crumbs. Add raisins and caraway seed; mix well.
  • PLACE buttermilk, eggs and orange peel in large bowl; beat with wire whisk until well blended. Add flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  • PLACE dough on floured surface; knead 10 times. Shape into ball; place on greased baking sheet which has been sprinkled with remaining 2 Tbsp. cereal. Flatten to 7-inch round loaf; cut 1/4-inch-deep 4-inch-long "X" in center of loaf.
  • BAKE at 350°F for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack