Blue Cheese and Walnut Soda Bread

Blue Cheese and Walnut Soda Bread
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  • 500g Granary flour (malted flour)
  • 200g blue cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 15g bi-carbonate of soda
  • 2 tablespoons of Siúcra rich dark brown sugar
  • 100g walnuts
  • 400ml milk
  • 1 tbls yoghurt

The saltiness of the blue cheese along with the sweetness of the brown sugar and the crunch of the walnuts and granary flour is a combination that simply works.

Combine the flour, salt and bi-carbonate of soda in a bowl. Crumble in the blue cheese and mix through the flour. Don't over mix as you want to retain little pockets of blue cheese in your mix.

Form a well in the centre and add the honey and milk along with the yoghurt. Fold in the flour with the walnuts making sure not to over mix.

Grease and flour a cake tin. Add the soda bread mix and allow to stand for 2-3 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200C. Bake the soda bread for 40 minutes. The bread is cooked when the tip of a knife comes out clean when inserted into the centre.

Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool.

Recipe by Patrick Ryan Of Firehouse Bakery