Cheddar And Onion Soda Bread
- 4 cups bread flour, plus more for dusting
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
- 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese ( I like Kerrygold Aged Cheddar with Irish Whiskey)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together bread flour, salt, and baking powder until thoroughly combined. Beat in the butter, buttermilk, and confectioners’ sugar to make a dough; gently mix in the onion and Cheddar cheese. Divide dough in half, and shape each half into a ball. Place the loaves onto the prepared baking sheet, and gently flatten to about 2 inches thick. Dust each loaf with flour.
- Bake on a preheated oven until browned, about 30 minutes. Cool on racks for a few minutes; serve warm.