I begged this recipe from my co-worker when he ‘accidentally’ mentioned he had a great soda bread recipe. It was perfect timing, because St. Patrick’s Day was only days away!
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together bread flour, salt, and baking powder until thoroughly combined. Beat in the butter, buttermilk, and confectioners' sugar to make a dough; gently mix in the onion and Cheddar cheese. Divide dough in half, and shape each half into a ball. Place the loaves onto the prepared baking sheet, and gently flatten to about 2 inches thick. Dust each loaf with flour.
Bake on a preheated oven until browned, about 30 minutes. Cool on racks for a few minutes; serve warm.
Per Serving: 264 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 36.9g; fat 9.1g; cholesterol 23.7mg; sodium 487.5mg.
The best flavour of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different brands do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal bread , which not always getting bigger as well as white bread.
To made this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A bread first rising can be done in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can start it yesterday , then finish it off the next day.