Fat-Free Cheddar Thyme Irish Soda Bread


Fat-Free Cheddar Thyme Irish Soda Bread

“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!

...always seems so cozy to have a glass of wine in the middle of your ingredients!

…always seems so cozy to have a glass of wine in the middle of your ingredients!

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!

FFL approved

So without further adieu…

Fat-Free Cheddar Thyme Irish Soda Bread

Fat-Free Cheddar Thyme Irish Soda Bread

Fat-Free Cheddar Thyme Irish Soda Bread Recipe 

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.

Mixer method:
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.

Add all dry ingredients to mixing bowl...

Add all dry ingredients to mixing bowl…

...give the beater a couple of turns to blend dry ingredients...

…give the beater a couple of turns to blend dry ingredients…

...blend until dough pull cleanly away from side of the mixing bowl.

…add milk and vinegar, blend until dough pulls cleanly away from side of the mixing bowl.

Shape into one 8-inch long loaf. Slice diagonal vents on top of loaf.

Ready to place in the pan!

Ready to place in the pan!

Place into pan. Bake for 40 minutes. Serve warm from the oven or cool on baking rack until ready to serve.

Recipe above is for a single loaf. Pictured here is a double recipe!

Recipe above is for a single loaf. Pictured here is a double recipe!

Nutritional Data

Servings per recipe 10
Per Slice: Calories 116
Total Fat 0.2g
Saturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0.4mg
Sodium 127mg
Carbohydrate 21g
Dietary Fiber 0.7
Sugars 1.0g
Protein 7g

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!
Epicuriously yours,

Melinda ❤
The Fat-Free Gourmet

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