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Serves: 1 loaf
  • 4½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 Tbsp SACO Cultured Buttermilk Blend
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1½ cups water
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease one 1½-quart round casserole dish.
  3. In large mixing bowl sift together flour, Buttermilk Blend, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  4. Cut in butter until mixture resembles cornmeal.
  5. Beat the eggs separately. Remove 1 Tbsp and reserve.
  6. Stir remaining beaten eggs and water into flour mixture, until flour is just moistened.
  7. Do not overbeat. (Dough should be sticky.)
  8. Turn dough out onto well-floured surface and knead lightly 15 seconds (about 10 times).
  9. Shape dough into ball and place in prepared casserole dish.
  10. In the center of the ball, cut a 4-inch cross about ¼ inch deep with a sharp knife.
  11. Brush dough with reserved 1 Tbsp. of egg.
  12. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until wooden toothpick tests done.
  13. Cool in casserole dish 10 minutes, then remove and cool completely on rack.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 225 Fat: 9g Saturated fat: 6g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 31g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 393mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 5g Cholesterol: 25mg
Recipe by The Saco Pantry at