Hello, I got this recipe from a leaflet (Celebrate Irish Food) in my work canteen. The original recipe used cheddar but I didn’t have any in stock so I used parmesan instead and it appears to have been very successful. This makes two loafs and it tends to go off quite quickly, so it’s best to freeze one if you won’t get a chance to eat it within a couple of days. I had a few slices of this with Low Low triangles and some of the sunblushed tomatoes I had left over. Yum yum!
1kg Plain Flour
40g Grated Cheddar or Parmesan Cheese
20g Bicarbonate of Soda
50g Italian Roasted (Sunkissed) Tomatoes
3g Cooking Salt
1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celsius (Gas mark 4)
1. Sieve all the dry ingredients into a clean large mixing bowl and stir in the sunkissed tomatoes and cheese.
2. Add the buttermilk and mix well. Form into one ball of dough. The mixture should be quite dry. Add a little more buttermilk if the dough doesn’t come together.
3. Knead well. Divide the dough into two and roll into sausage shapes.
4. Place onto a clean parchment paper covered tray and place into the oven. Cook for 35-40 minutes. (If you have a gas oven it may take a bit longer)
This goes well as an accompaniment for the Italian Style Tomato Soup.