Whole Wheat Cheddar Cheese Kefir Irish Soda Bread

March 13, 2010 in baking, Food Porn, recipe

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I am part Irish so I have always felt an affinity to St Patricks day. I like it as a mom because its a holiday in early cold spring when you really need it BUT its not all about candy!!

I adapted a traditional recipe from this European Cuisines site, it is quite delicious. This site will give you some background on this traditional bread!

Enjoy!

Whole Wheat Cheddar Cheese Kefir Irish Soda Bread

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2-3 cups medium thickness kefir (amount depends on how dry your flour is!)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:

Put all dry ingredients in large bowl and mix completely. Add 2 cups kefir and then mix with your hands. If it seems really dry add enough kefir (or milk if you run out of kefir) to make a wet “loose” dough.

Shape into mound on a baking sheet (I spray parchment with olive oil first.

Indent a line or an X on it to help with portions later.

Whole Wheat Cheddar Cheese Kefir Irish Soda Bread

Bake at 400 F for 45 minutes, until a tap on the bottom sounds hollow and it is lightly golden/tan on the top.

Whole Wheat Cheddar Cheese Kefir Irish Soda Bread

Take it out, let it cool a bit, enjoy!

Whole wheat kefir cheddar cheese sage Irish soda bread

I used ours with our Sous Vide Corned Beef as blogged here: St. Patricks day brisket – sous vide style.

Sous Vide Supreme: corned beef - melting!

Here is a shot of the bread, under some corned beef.

Have a lovely St Patrick’s day!