About this recipe:This is the simplest Irish Soda Bread recipe I've ever used. I learnt it from an old Irishman years ago, and it's been my favourite ever since. Feel free to omit the cheese if you're in the mood for an old-fashioned soda bread.
2 eggs, beaten
5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
250g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
250ml milk, or as needed
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:10min › Ready in:25min
Preheat an oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Line a baking tray with parchment. Beat eggs in a bowl and set aside. Place the Parmesan cheese into a shallow bowl.
In a bowl, mix the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda until well combined. Add in milk, several tablespoons at a time, until the mixture forms a soft dough. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface, and knead several times until the dough comes together.
Roll the dough out into a rectangle about 1cm thick, and cut into 5x8cm squares. Brush each square with beaten egg, and dip the top of the square into the Parmesan cheese. Place the squares onto the prepared baking tray.
Bake in the preheated oven until the squares are lightly browned, about 10 minutes.