St Patrick’s Day is this weekend and I can’t help but thinking of a fresh loaf of Irish style soda bread, all nice and warm from the oven and slathered in butter, yum! Soda bread is so easy to make! You simply mix flour, baking soda, salt and milk, form a dough, shape it and bake it. For this bread I threw in plenty of cheddar and bacon making it absolutely irresistible. I have a loaf of this bacon and cheddar soda bread on my menu for St Patrick’s Day this year!
Bacon and Cheddar Soda Bread
An easy Irish style soda bread with plenty of cheddar cheese and bacon where you literally just need to mix the ingredients, form a loaf with the dough and bake it!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded or diced
- 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 tablespoons parsley (or chives), chopped
- Mix everything, form the dough into the desired shape, place on a baking pan and bake in a preheated 425F/220C oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.
Option: Sprinkle some extra cheese on top.
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This looks delicious, might give it a try.
I found a couple of new asparagus recipes which I posted this week – well one tomorrow – and I am drooling at the mouth waiting for farm fresh asparagus at the end of the month (I hope).
Ruth Ann says
OMgosh, this looks delicious.
It looks so dense but then, I’ve never had soda bread, perhaps this is normal.
The experimenter in me also wonders if a few pinches of yeast and a quick rise might lighten it up a bit.
I’ll probably try it either way yeast or not.
Just thinking out loud.
Never had white soda bread in Ireland, been living here 9 years now. However, according to Dunnes’ web page it exists 😀 https://www.dunnesstoresgrocery.com/sm/delivery/rsid/258/categories/bakery/soda-bread-id-49825
Today I Made this soda bread. When I first read the recipe I thought there was something missing. No egg was included in the recipe. I thought it was a misprint; however, I trusted Kevin because so many of his recipes come out so delicious.
It was a very easy recipe but incorporating all of the ingredients was a bit of a problem that was quickly resolved.
The bread came out moist and very tasty. My friends liked it very much as well as my husband and me.
Just couldn’t believe how easy it was to put all the ingredients together and get a delicious bread!
Virginia Murrell says
Nice easy recipe, maybe too easy. It was dense and tasteless even with all the bacon and cheese. Sorry, won’t make this again.