A wonderful quick bread filled with savory flavors. This savory take on the traditional soda bread is easy to make but not short on flavors. The cheddar and green onions make it pretty while keeping the bread soft and moist.
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Keyword quick bread, savory bread, Soda bread
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 50minutes
¾TspFine sea salt
1Cshredded sharp cheddar
¾CChopped scallionsonly the green parts
1 - 1 1/4CButtermilk
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Line a baking tin/ cookie sheet with parchment paper or coat the pan with oil.
Mix flour, salt, baking soda, and the sugar together. Add the cheddar, scallions and nigella seeds to it and mix well. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour and gently mix until all the flour is moistened and begin to stick together.
Use your hands and gently knead the dough into a ball shape. (If the bowl is not large enough dump the dough out onto a floured work surface.) if the dough is too sticky dust the hands with flour to prevent the prevent it from sticking.
Pat the ball into 6 to 8 inch disc. Use a sharp knife to mark an X on top. Place in the heated oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the tops are lightly browned.
Remove from the oven. Cool in pan for 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool for 20 to 30 minutes (barely warm) before slicing.
The original version called for 1/2 tsp baking soda. I have a reader point out that the bread, though delicious turned out more dense than expected. I have updated the recipe to use 1 Tsp, and my maximum recommendation is 1 1/2 teaspoons.
For detailed instructions go to https://oventales.com/cheddar-and-green-onions-soda-bread/ .