Herbed cheddar soda bread

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

55 min

Serves

6

Herbed cheddar soda bread

Herbed cheddar soda bread recipe Photo, John Cullen.

Ward off the chill with a steaming bowl of soup and fresh-from-the-oven bread. This tempting, hearty recipe is surprisingly easy – and totally satisfying.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter , cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups lightly packed, coarsely grated cheddar
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk

Instructions

  • Position oven rack in bottom third of oven. Preheat to 400F. Spray 2 8 × 4-in. loaf pans. Stir flours with baking soda, herbs and salt in a large bowl until combined. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, work butter into flour mixture until coarse crumbs form. Stir in cheese. Pour in buttermilk and stir just until combined.
  • Transfer dough to a well-floured surface. Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into a loaf about 7 in. long. Place in prepared pans.
  • Bake in bottom third of oven until tops of loaves are deep golden, 35 to 45 min. Remove to a wire rack to cool for 10 min. Run a knife around inside edge of each pan, then turn loaves out onto rack to cool completely. Soda bread keeps well for up to 2 days.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 247,
  • Protein
  • 10 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31 g,
  • Fat
  • 10 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 417 mg.