Just in time for St. Patrick's Day preparations, here is a recipe for Irish Soda Bread. I am Irish in decent but I don't know of anyone who has ever lived in Ireland, so I feel comfortable adaping this classic bread! I thought adding the cheese would compel the kids to eat it but they are totally adverse to any biscuit or bread I make. Oh well. My husband and I loved it and I am sure you will too!
Cheddar and Chive Irish Soda Bread
Makes 8 slabs
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
1 cup grated old cheddar
1/2 cup finely chopped chives
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
4 tbsp butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cheddar and chives. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the buttermilk and melted butter.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients all at once and mix until the dough is formed.
- Lightly flour your working surface and gently knead the dough about 10 times. Place on a baking sheet and score with an "X".
- Bake for 45-50 minutes.