Sometimes you want a lovely fresh loaf of home-made bread but you don’t always have the time for all the kneading and proving it can involve. On days like that I make a soda bread round. Bish, bash, bosh – it’s mixed, baked and ready to eat in just over half an hour.
I’ve not made a cheese soda bread loaf before – or even found a recipe for one anywhere – but you just know it’s one of those things that’s going to be a success!
It’s definitely one to try!
It’s lovely fresh out of the oven with a generous spread of butter. Good with pâté too – and cheese of course.
It also makes great toast and the bread’s flavour combines very well with all kinds of breakfast ingredients – bacon, sausages, beans, mushrooms. Or one of our favourites – a simple poached egg.
- 175g/6oz plain flour
- 1tsp salt
- 15ml/1tbsp olive oil
- 105ml/7tbsp lukewarm water
- Sift the flour and salt together into a large bowl; make a well in the centre
- Add the oil and water to the centre of the flour and gradually mix in to form a dough
- Knead on a lightly floured surface for 4-5 minutes until smooth and elastic
- Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with oild cling film and leave to rest for 20 minutes
- Heat a griddle over a medium heat
- Divide the dough into four equal pieces and roll each into 18cm/7-inch round
- Cover until ready to cook
- Lightly oil the hot griddle, add one or two piadine and cook for about 2 minutes or until they are starting to brown
- Turn the piadine over and cook for a further 1-1½ minutes
- Serve warm
- If you don't have a griddle, a large heavy frying pan will work just as well