Cheddar Walnut Bread

Cheddar Walnut Bread

I love March.  I love the wind, the rain, the warm sunshine, the wildflowers, it stays daylight longer and there is a hint that spring is around the corner.  In March my cooking changes.  I don't prepare as much comfort food.  Our comfort comes from the warm sunshine and being able to use the barbecue more frequently.

In March I spend time perusing Irish cookbooks.  My daughter surprised me with my first Irish cookbook, The Irish Spirit by Margaret Johnson.  In that particular book, the recipes were inspired by the drinks of Ireland.  This led me to The Irish Pub Cookbook featuring recipes from various pubs in Ireland.  And, that is how I came across this delicious Cheddar Walnut Bread!  One can only make so many loaves of soda bread trying to find the "right" recipe before deciding to try something else!

Cheddar Walnut Bread

adapted from The Irish Pub Cookbook by Margaret Johnson

Yield:  1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups self rising flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted Kerrygold Irish butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups Kerrygold Vintage Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk
Read the whole recipe on A Spoonful of Thyme