Irish Cheddar & Green Onion Soda Bread
July 13, 2015
"A variation of the traditional Irish soda bread. Use an Irish cheddar, such as Dubliner. This bread is always best eaten the day it is made. Great with lamb stew."
- Serving Size: 1 (104.4 g)
- Calories 205.3
- Total Fat - 5.1 g
- Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
- Cholesterol - 13 mg
- Sodium - 599.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 31.5 g
- Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
- Sugars - 2.6 g
- Protein - 10.6 g
- Calcium - 196 mg
- Iron - 1.5 mg
- Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg
Step by Step Method
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir in the cheese and green onions, then add the buttermilk. Using a large spoon, mix gently and quickly until you have a nice soft dough. Add a little bit more buttermilk if necessary until the dough binds together without being too wet.
Knead the dough very lightly on a lightly floured surface and then shape into a round that is roughly 6 inches.
Place on the prepared baking sheet and cut a deep cross in the top.
Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 400°F and bake for another 20-25 minutes or until the loaf is evenly golden and crusty. It should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
Transfer the cooked soda bread to a wire rack and leave to cool for about 20 minutes.
To serve, place the soda bread on a breadboard and cut into slices.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.