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Rosemary Cheddar Irish Soda Bread

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter unsalted
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 spring rosemary diced
  • 1/2 cup mild cheddar

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease baking sheet or cast iron pan.
  • 2. Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • 3. Add 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 cup buttermilk and egg to the dry ingredients.
  • 4. Flour work surface and knead dough. Work cheddar cheese into the bread while kneading.
  • 5. Shape dough into a round shape and place on prepared pan.
  • 6. Whisk together 1/4 cup of melted butter and remaining buttermilk. Brush top of loaf with mixture.
  • 7. Sprinkle rosemary bits over the top of the bread.
  • 8. Cut a large "x" into the top of the loaf.
  • 9. Bake 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean. Check the bread every 15 minutes and brush with the butter/buttermilk mixture until done.