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Cheese & Caramelised Onion Soda Bread

Cheese & Caramelised Onion Soda Bread

Easy no knead, no prove bread!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine European
Keyword Bread
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author thebakingexplorer


For the bread

  • 1 White onion diced
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Light brown sugar
  • 450 g Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 300 ml Buttermilk or milk with 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 75 g Mature cheddar cheese grated

For topping

  • 25 g Mature cheddar cheese grated


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4

  2. Cook the white onion in the olive oil. When it is soft add the balsamic vinegar and light brown sugar. Let it simmer for around 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool

  3. Sieve the plain flour into a bowl and add the bicarbonate of soda and salt

  4. Mix the cheese and the onion into the flour

  5. Add the buttermilk to the flour and bring it together to make a dough. Work it as little as needed. Shape it into a ball on a baking tray dusted with flour and cut a cross down in the centre, cut almost to the bottom. Top with the extra cheese

  6. Bake the loaf for 30-40 minutes. When it sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom it's done

  7. Cool on a rack, you can eat it warm or wait till it cools, store in an airtight container and eat within 3 days