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Speedy Cheddar & Onion Soda Bread

Oat recipe featured in the March issue of delicious. magazine, recipe created by deputy food editor Lottie Covell. 

Per slice: 250kcals, 8.8g fat (4.4g saturated), 8.6g protein, 32.6g carbs (3.3g sugars), 0.8g salt, 2.9g fibre.

Cooking Time 2 hours Skill Level Medium Servings 16

Recipe Details

How to Make

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  1. 1

    Heat oven 200C/180C/gas 6.

  2. 2

    In a large frying pan, heat a large glug of oil and add the onions. 

  3. 3

    Fry for 30 minutes on a low-medium heat, stirring now and then, until soft and lightly caramelised.

  4. 4

    Add the sugar and cook for 10 minutes. 

  5. 5

    Turn off the heat and and cool for 5 minutes.

  6. 6

    Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, mix the flours, oats, bicarb, salt and 100g of the cheddar.

  7. 7

    Stir the still-warm onions into the yogurt and add a squeeze of lemon. Using a wooden spoon, stir the yogurt mixture into the flour/oats, then bring the dough together with your hands. 

  8. 8

    Shape into a round loaf, then slice a cross on top of the dough using a sharp knife. 

  9. 9

    Sprinkle a few oats on top, then bake in the over for 45 minutes. 

  10. 10

    Remove from the oven and top with the remaining cheese, then bake for 15 minutes more until the cheese is golden and melted. You might need to cover the loaf for the last 5 minutes. 

  11. 11

    Cool on a wire rack. Serve with butter and salt.