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.