Soft, fluffy soda bread, with fiery ancho chilli, and gooey chunks of smoky cheddar cheese.
This is my episode three Bake Off themed post. Episode three was bread week, and I have decided to try out soda bread, as I have never made it before! I used this Jamie Oliver Simple Soda bread recipe, but added the chilli and cheese to make it more interesting!
I wasn’t sure how soda bread would taste as i have never tried it before, but I really liked it. I think it tastes a lot like a savoury scone, so very soft and crumbly. I found this really easy to make as well, its literally just mixing all the ingredients together and then baking it, not much effort required!
I will be bringing this along to Fiesta Friday#82 this week, hosted by Angie! Happy Friday!!
Ingredients: Makes 1 Large Loaf
- 350g plain flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1tsp sea salt
- 1tsp sugar
- 1 large egg
- 300ml buttermilk
- 2 tbsp tomato and chilli pesto
- 150g smoked cheddar cheese
- 1 ancho chilli
Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5.
Place the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and sugar in a large bowl and mix together.
In a separate bowl, use a balloon whisk to beat the egg and buttermilk, and pesto together.
Cut 2/3 of the cheese into small 1cm cubes and finely chop the soaked ancho chilli. Mix into the flour mixture.
Use a fork to stir the egg mixture into the flour, then as it starts to come together, use your hands to pat and bring the dough together.
Shape the dough into a ball and place onto a lightly floured baking tray. Use a knife to cut a deep cross in the top, then grate over the rest of the cheddar cheese.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes until golden brown. (The loaf should sound hollow when tapped!)
Serve warm with a good covering of butter, enjoy!