Parmesan Onion Soda Loaf
I love bread and the homemade deliciousness you can only get from your hard work. I also love biscuits because of how easy they are. Somehow I’ve never made a soda bread, and if you haven’t either then you must give this a try! You get the perfect taste of a homemade loaf of bread, with the ease of a recipe you don’t have to let rest and rise.
This recipe yields two small loafs, enough to feed eight hungry mouths. Since this bread uses baking powder, and not yeast, to achieve its rise, there is no need to prepare this loaf hours before the meal. If you’re not a fan of parmesan, then you can substitute in your own favorite cheese!
4 cups bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons sugar
3 ounces butter (6 tablespoons) softened
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 small white onion chopped
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Add all the ingredients with the exception of the onion and parmesan into a bowl and mix until everything is well blended, about 2 to 5 minutes.
4. Add the onion and cheese and mix for another 30 seconds until just mixed in.
5. Divide the dough into two pieces and shape each into a ball. Flatten each slightly.
6. Dust each with extra flour and cut a fairly deep cross into each loaf.
7. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown on the outside.
This bread doesn’t take long to prepare, and is deliciously dense like a buttery biscuit. I had this with a red lentil soup, and both seemed to go so well with the other.