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  • Prep Time
    20 mins
  • Cook Time
    65 mins
  • Servings
    1 loaf

Cheddar Jalapeño Soda Bread with Sweet & Smokey Red Pepper Cheddar Spread

Main Ingredient: Bread

Yield: 1 loaf

Recipe courtesy of Laurie Lukfin, Grand Prize Winner in the 2015 Black Creek® “Everything's Better with Cheddar” recipe contest

Ingredients

CHEDDAR BACON JALAPEÑO SODA BREAD

  • 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, frozen
  • 7 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 c. buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/2 c. cooked bacon, drained and finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh diced jalapeño peppers, seeds and membrane removed


SWEET & SMOKEY RED PEPPER SPREAD

  • 3/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces jarred roasted red pepper, drained
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. onion, finely grated
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cumin
  • 8 ounces smoked Cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

SODA BREAD

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate frozen butter over flour mixture then work butter in to the flour mixture with fingertips. Grate cheese and toss with flour mixture.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg then add to flour mixture and fold until combined. Add bacon and jalapeno and fold into dough. Shape dough into a ball and place dough in the center of the prepared baking sheet
  4. Bake for 35-45 minutes until golden brown and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow bread to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

SWEET & SMOKEY RED PEPPER SPREAD

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, fitted with the metal blade, combine mayonnaise, cream cheese, and roasted pepper. Pulse until combined. Add Worcestershire sauce, grated onion, cumin, and shredded smoked cheddar cheese. Process until smooth. Serve spread with Cheddar Jalapeno Bacon Soda Bread.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

  1. Spread also can be used as a delicious sandwich condiment.

BLACK CREEK® PRODUCTS USED IN THIS RECIPE

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 2 Years)

Black Creek® offers award-winning premium Cheddar cheeses that are recognized for their rich and creamy taste. Each of the brands’ offerings is carefully selected to ensure you receive a consistently delicious cheese that’s perfect for snacking.

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 3 Years)

For over a century, farm fresh milk from the heart of America’s Dairyland has been finely crafted into classic, naturally-aged cheeses under the watchful eyes of certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. Black Creek® Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese is made using these same time-honored traditions and carefully aged for three years to build a full, richly sharp flavor and delightfully crumbly texture.

Black Creek®  Double Smoked Cheddar Cheese

Black Creek® Cheddar cheeses are conscientiously cultivated under the watchful eye of a Certified Master Cheesemaker. Black Creek® Double Smoked Cheddar Cheese is naturally aged to produce a distinctive flavor profile that’s rich and creamy with a pleasant sharpness. After careful aging, the cheese is then smoked twice to impart a robustly smoky flavor.

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