Bacon and cheesy soda bread wedges

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Bacon and cheesy soda bread wedges
Bacon and cheesy soda bread wedges
  • Serves: 4

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    (plus 5 mins cooling)
  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe Perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch - this Irish bread with added extras won't stick around for long!


  • 425g (15oz) plain flour
  • Good pinch of salt
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 150g (5oz) mature Cheddar, coarsely grated
  • 284ml tub buttermilk or low-fat natural yogurt
  • 2tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 4-5tbsp semi-skimmed milk
To serve:
  • 3 baby plum tomatoes
  • 3 streaky bacon rashers
  • Handful of rocket per person
  • Balsamic vinegar


  1. Set the oven to gas mark 7 or 220C. Mix the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and cheese in a large bowl.
  2. Add the buttermilk, or yogurt, mustard and milk to the dry ingredients. Mix them in using a spoon and then your hand, to make a soft dough. Knead lightly, then shape into a round about 22cm (8in).
  3. Cut the round into 8 wedges and place these on a non-stick baking sheet. Dust with flour and bake for 20-25 mins, until browned and crusty. At the same time, roast the baby tomatoes, drizzled with a little olive oil, in the oven for 10-15 mins and pan-fry or grill the bacon rashers.
  4. Cool the bread on a wire rack for 5 mins. Split the wedges and fill with the bacon and rocket and the tomatoes. Add a dash of balsamic vinegar.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 573(kcal)
  • Fat 15.0g
  • Saturates 8.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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This is very quick and easy to make and very tasty. I have passed the recipe on to both my mum and my sister, who are also impressed.


my 1st attempt at making bread & I chose this recipe. I wasn't disappointed & neither were my kids & my partner. Easy to make & very tasty, I would highly recommend it! 10/10 :D

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