Bacon Cheddar Irish Soda Bread

Bacon Cheddar Irish Soda Bread Recipe - Family Fresh Meals

Every year, as St. Patrick’s Day rolls around, you start to see Irish goodies in every supermarket. Corned beef and cabbage, leeks and potatoes (“tatties” in Irish-speak) all go on sale at fantastic prices. And in the bakery section, beautiful round loaves of soda bread start showing up.

This is an Irish delicacy is worth waiting all year for. Although it’s called a bread, it tastes almost nothing like your basic sliced sandwich bread. It’s more like a muffin, but with a floury, slightly crumbly texture and a delicate flavor kissed with buttermilk.

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Now, most bakeries in America serve a sweetish soda bread, studded with raisins (or currants, if you want to get fancy) and spiced with caraway seeds. But who says soda bread has to be sweet? That floury texture works equally well in a savory bread, loaded with sharp cheddar cheese, smoky bacon, and green onions. It’s got all the flavors of a great loaded baked potato in sliceable form.

This savory Bacon Cheddar Irish Soda Bread is so good, it would definitely be worth waiting all year for – but since you have the recipe, you don’t have to.

Bacon Cheddar Irish Soda Bread - bread ingredients flour, milk, butter, cheese, bacon, sugar, chives,

Bacon Cheddar Irish Soda Bread

Ingredients
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
1 egg
¼ cup butter melted
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 slices chopped cooked bacon
3 tablespoons green onion

Directions
1. In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and set aside.Bacon Cheddar Irish Soda Bread - eggs and milk whisked together - Family Fresh Meals
2. In a separate bowl, mix buttermilk and whisked egg, gradually add melted butter. Pour into dry ingredients.Bacon Cheddar Irish Soda Bread - Combining wet and dry ingredients - Family Fresh Meals

3. Add cheese, bacon and onion. Mix with spatula until well combined.

Bacon Cheddar Irish Soda Bread - Stir in cheese, bacon and chives - Family Fresh Meals
4. Spread mixture into a loaf pan lined with parchment or well greased.Bacon Cheddar Irish Soda Bread - Bread batter in a loaf pan - Family Fresh Meals Bread recipe
5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes and a toothpick comes out clean. Bacon Cheddar Irish Soda Bread - Baked bread in a loaf pan cooling on wire rack

Slice and enjoy you Bacon Cheddar Irish Soda Bread!Bacon Cheddar Irish Soda Bread - Easy bread recipe - Family Fresh Meals

5 from 1 vote

Bacon Cheddar Irish Soda Bread

Author Corey Valley
This savory Bacon Cheddar Irish Soda Bread is so good, it would definitely be worth waiting all year for – but since you have the recipe, you don’t have to.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices chopped cooked bacon
  • 3 tablespoons green onion

Instructions

  • In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and set aside
  • In a separate bowl, mix buttermilk and whisked egg, gradually add melted butter. Pour into dry ingredients. Add cheese, bacon and onion. Mix with spatula until well combined.
  • Spread mixture into a loaf pan lined with parchment or well greased.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 2.5mg

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Seriously awesome, if served w/Corned Beef & Cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day!

  2. Marie Mahar says:

    I will make this for Sunday..My family all come on Sunday morning,,Cant wait to try it this recipe..

    1. I hope you all love it!