Savoury Soda Bread

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One of the easiest breads you will ever make and it has yeast extract and cheddar cheese for added taste.  Make in the morning, enjoy at lunch.

Serves: Makes 1 loaf

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:  30 minutes

What You Need

  • 250g strong white flour
  • 250g spelt flour
  • 50g oats
  • 3g salt
  • 20g baking powder
  • 60g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 100ml grapeseed oil
  • 450ml buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp Meridian yeast extract

 What You Do

  1. Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan and line a baking tray with parchment. In a large bowl combine the flours, oats, salt and baking powder then stir in 50g of the cheese.
  1. In a separate jug beat the oil, buttermilk and yeast extract until the extract has combined. Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the liquid. Splay your fingers out like a big fork and mix gently but quickly to combine to dough. To get the lightest bread, minimise the amount you handle the dough.
  1. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and pat into a circle. Transfer to your baking sheet and scatter with the remaining cheese. Cut a large cross, deep into the dough and bake for 30-35 minutes until the bottom sounds hollow when tapped.

Delicious served with soup.

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