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Wild Garlic Cheddar Soda Bread

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Make the most of this antibacterial and antifungal spring herb and try this delicious wild garlic Cheddar soda bread that the whole family will enjoy. The bread has a deep brown crust with a dense, but quite tender crumb. The crust is lovely crunchy when it comes out of the oven and becomes a little chewy next day. Serve warm out of the oven with lots of butter or/and homemade wild garlic pesto.

Wild Garlic PestoSoda Bread
  • 100 g Fresh wild garlic
  • 50 g Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 30 g Pine nuts
  • 1 Garlic clove, peeled
  • 150 ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly milled black pepper, to taste
  • 290 g Buttermilk
  • 60 g Full-fat Greek yoghurt
  • 30 g Wild garlic leaves, finely chopped
  • 300 g Plain flour
  • 100 g Wholegrain rye flour (or other wholegrain flour)
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp Dried wild garlic powder (optional)
  • A large pinch cayenne pepper
  • 50 g Aged Cheddar, grated
  1. Wash the fresh wild garlic thoroughly and pat dry. Finely chop the wild garlic. In a blender or food processor, add in chopped wild garlic, grated Parmesan, pine nuts and garlic. Gradually add the olive oil and process into a smooth mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper and adjust if necessary. Pour the wild garlic pesto into an airtight jar and store in the fridge.
  2. In a bowl or jug, mix together the buttermilk and Greek yoghurt, and stir through the wild garlic until you have a green-flecked liquid. Heat the oven to 220C/430F and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Sift the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and fine sea salt into a large bowl and stir in the dried wild garlic powder if using, cayenne pepper and grated Cheddar until combined. Make a well in the middle and pour in the buttermilk mixture, then use a silicone spatula or wood spoon to bring the mixture together into a sticky dough. If the dough is not coming together, add a small splash of buttermilk.
  4. Lightly roll and squish the dough around the bowl to pick up any crumbs, then fold it over itself until it has a smooth-ish consistency. Shape it into a ball and handle it lightly so as not to overwork it – you don’t want to knead it much.
  5. Lift the dough out of the bowl and onto the prepared baking tray, then flatten into a plump disc (about 4-5cm thick) using your hands. Score a deep cross, about 2cm down, all the way across the surface using a sharp knife.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the loaf is crusty, golden brown and hollow-sounding when you tap it on the base. Serve warm with lots of butter or/and wild garlic pesto.

© 2024 |

© 2024 |

© 2024 |


JoAnna 13/4/24 12:08

Welcome! Cool and colorful this bread. Definitely delicious!

Tom 13/4/24 12:46

...Angie, this looks like another wonderful treat.

David M. Gascoigne, 13/4/24 12:48

Sign me up for a slice or two.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 13/4/24 12:58

That spread sounds divine and brilliance of color is fabulous!

eileeninmd 13/4/24 13:44

The bread looks delicious, another great recipe!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Lola Martínez 13/4/24 13:49

Ya me gustaría probar ese pan tan lleno de sabor y salud. Debe estar muy rico.

My name is Erika. 13/4/24 14:06

Yummy. I've never had wild garlic, but I did have some delicious garlic bread the other other.

Anonymous 13/4/24 15:08

I can imagine how good your bread tastes. We don't see wild garlic in Florida but used to be able to get it occasionally in spring when we lived in New Hampshire. Karen (Back Road Journal)

Brian's Home Blog 13/4/24 16:00

That looks delicious and I'll bet it smells so good while it's baking too!

LoveT. 13/4/24 16:54

The photos are great. The bread is nice and spicy, a fantastic recipe.
Happy Weekend

Pedro 13/4/24 18:55

Delicious bread. I love this pesto!

Menta 13/4/24 21:17

tienes un blog sensacional! que bueno descubrirte!!...Un abrazo grande!!

DeniseinVA 13/4/24 21:24

Oh yes, I can almost smell the aroma! Wonderful looking bread and spread. Fabulous!

DEZMOND 13/4/24 22:45

Looks really gorgeous and bet it tasted heavenly with all the garlic in it!

ALLIE NYC 13/4/24 23:03

You had me at garlic bread. WOW this looks SO good! Perfect for a cool wet windy day like we are having here in NY.

Allie of

Cooking Julia 13/4/24 23:39

Good idea to put wild garlic into bread!

roentare 13/4/24 23:55

Garlic and cheddar are a good combination

Citu 14/4/24 03:07

Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

Margaret D 14/4/24 09:35

That does look amazing and I bet it tastes delicious too.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 14/4/24 15:36

YUM! I love the ease of making soda bread and smeared with pesto sounds terrific!!!

[Reply] 14/4/24 16:29

Your bread making skills are endless Angie, this sounds amazing!

Rainbow Evening 14/4/24 18:37

look great.... wish to taste it.... yummy

Grace 14/4/24 19:22

Se siente muy rico y una opcion genial para un copetin como pan para untar.
Gracias Angie!
Qué estés disfrutando el domingo!
Muy buena semana!

Eva Taylor 15/4/24 21:51

What a beautiful and flavourful bread. Perfect for a sandwich.

sherry 17/4/24 04:20

this looks absolutely glorious angie. Love your photos!

Raymund | 17/4/24 23:35

Your wild garlic Cheddar soda bread recipe sounds absolutely delicious and perfect for springtime! Love those colours too

Melanie 18/4/24 22:14

Mmmm this looks incredible! I love garlic and pesto! I haven't made homemade bread in forever, I'll have to give this a try.

Anonymous 20/4/24 20:51

I'm way too hungry to be on your site right now. I want to make everything. Especially this bread. :-) ~Valentina

Anonymous 23/4/24 16:15

Angie - it cannot be said enough… Your breads are stunningly beautiful! David (C&L)

Marcelle 24/4/24 17:04

I've made soda bread many time, but this one is definitely next level! I wish I could have a slice right now, Angie :)


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