Cheese Soda Bread


  • 275ml buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1-2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • Flour, for dusting
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 450g self-rising flour
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 large leek, thinly sliced
  • ½ tablespoon dried sage
  • 75g mature English Cheddar, grated
  • Butter, for greasing

Preparation Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 190˚C/fan oven 170˚C/gas mark 5.
  • Grease a baking sheet with butter.
  • Heat the oil in a medium, non-stick frying pan and add the leek and cook gently for about 10 minutes, until it is just starting to brown.
  • Add the sage and allow it to cool.
  • Put the leeks and sage into a large mixing bowl with the cheese, flour, salt, and some freshly ground black pepper.
  • Add the beaten egg to the mixture.
  • Now gradually add the buttermilk until you have a smooth dough.
  • You might need to add extra milk.
  • Don’t worry if the dough is sticky.
  • Transfer the dough to a floured worksurface and knead it to bring it together.
  • Form the dough into a round approximately 23cm/9in in diameter.
  • Pop the dough onto the greased baking sheet and press it down to form a round.
  • Make deep cuts across the top to make six wedges and bake the bread in the oven for about 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • The bread is best served warm, but it will keep for a couple of days if it doesn’t all disappear as soon as you serve it!

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