“Wow, baby, this is a winner!”
“Is there more?”
“When are you making more?”
Need I say more? It is a very yummy quick bread that will satisfy any hearty appetite! You can rewarm this savory bread in the microwave or in the toaster. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, tea, or snack, it won’t disappoint. Serve as a side with a steaming bowl of your favorite soup or a fresh salad. It would be awesome toasted with scrambled Egg Beaters or an egg white omelet!
As I am writing this blog post my husband is on the phone with me. I am trying to decide if I need more photos for the post, he is assuring me that I do, whilst begging me to make a double recipe…hee, hee, I love it when a recipe creation turns out so well that my husband, Frankie-the-Fat-Lover, wants more!
So without further adieu…
Fat-Free Cheddar Thyme Irish Soda Bread Recipe
- 3/4 cup non-fat milk
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (organic with mother or regular)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup fat-free grated cheddar cheese
- 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
Preheat your oven to 350.
Spray one 4 x 8 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
Mix together milk and vinegar, set aside.
By hand, no mixer:
In a large bowl combine dry ingredients and make a well in the center. Add milk and vinegar mixture. Mix with hands until dough is formed and turn out onto floured board. Knead just until dough is soft and well blended. Do not over knead or dough will become tough.
Place all dry ingredients into bowl of electric mixer. With paddle or dough hook attachment, turn on low to blend dry ingredients. Add milk and vinegar mixture and process just until dough pulls away from the sides of mixing bowl. Do not over mix as dough will become tough. Turn out onto floured board.
Shape into one 8-inch long loaf. Slice diagonal vents on top of loaf.
Place into pan. Bake for 40 minutes. Serve warm from the oven or cool on baking rack until ready to serve.
Servings per recipe 10
Per Slice: Calories 116
Total Fat 0.2g
Saturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Dietary Fiber 0.7
If you are interested in cooking history, here is a Wikipedia article on the Origins of Soda Bread.
Hope you enjoy! Happy Valentine’s Day!
The Fat-Free Gourmet