Monday, March 12, 2007

Italian Soda Bread

For St Patty's day I planned on making and blogging about Irish Soda Bread, but then I remembered... I don't really like Irish Soda Bread! Sooo, I decided to switch gears and make ITALIAN SODA BREAD! As I'm blogging this, I'm sitting here eating a piece of still warm bread - not bad if I do say so myself!

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Onion & Fontina Italian Soda Bread

1½ Cups all-purpose flour
1 Cup whole wheat flour
5oz fontina cheese, grated
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 Tablespoons dehydrated onion pieces
3 Tablespoons cold butter, diced
1 Cup Sour Cream
¼ Cup milk

1 egg white, slightly beaten
Coarse sea salt

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, cheese, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pepper, and onion in large bowl. Cut in 3 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in sour cream and milk just until moistened.

Turn dough onto lightly floured bowl; knead until smooth (1 minute?). Divide dough in half; shape each half into 5-inch round loaf. Place onto greased baking sheet. Brush tops of loaves with egg white; sprinkle with sea salt. Cut an X about 1/2-inch through top of each loaf. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.


mom said...

My mouth is watering!
Seriously, it really looks good. Guess all that cheese is going to good use. But I can't make any bread til the end of the week....Dad has a doctor's appointment and he "will be weighed".

Jenn S. said...

It's a good thing we didn't eat all the fontina when you guys were here!

Matthew said...

Just made some and am dunking steaming chunks into home-made spaghetti sauce... yummmmmmm!

Thanks so much, great recipe, *just* what I was looking for!