Hi All! I made this recipe when I got an email from the King Arthur Flour Company with a similar recipe. I changed it up a little but the original is so delicious that I didn’t do much, trust me! I wanted to make the bread a little healthier so I changed out some of the all purpose flour for some King Arthur White Whole Wheat flour (which has more fiber) and used reduced fat cheese instead of full fat. I also upped the salt a bit because I prefer a tiny bit more salt in my bread. If you make it, please let me know what you think.
Cheddar Cheese Soda Bread
1 1/2 cups King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cold salted butter, cut in to small pieces
8 oz reduced fat cheddar cheese (I used jalapeno cheddar for a kick), shredded
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg, at room temperature
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Work in cold butter with fingertips until small crumbs form. Add cheese and toss to combine.
In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk and eggs until well combined. Add to flour and cheese mixture and fold until just combined.
Turn dough out on to a well floured surface. Knead several times and shape in to a smooth ball. Transfer to prepared baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and a skewer inserted in to the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Makes excellent sandwich bread or toast.