Cheesy soda bread
Over the holidays I’ve had a bit more time so have been doing some baking. Not admittedly my forte, which means I look for quick and simple recipes. Fortunately, many of these also work for fussy eaters.
Soda bread is something my mum used to make when we were young as it needs no yeast, no rising time and takes minutes to knock together. It’s also something the children can easily make.
This is a cheesy version, but you could of course make without.
The cheese on top can go a bit crispy and so if your child is not used to cheese baked it may be good to omit first time around.
My whole family (including the ‘discerning’ husband) loved this.
250 g flour (I used wholemeal)
¾ tsp bicarb soda
½ tsp salt
125 g cheese grated (I used tasty)
¾ cup yoghurt or sour cream
¼ cup milk
2 tsps lemon juice (could use vinegar)
(or, you could use 1 cup buttermilk or a substitute for the yoghurt/lemon/milk)
Heat oven to 200˚
Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add wet ingredients (keep back some of the milk to check if needed). Combine well. It should be a little wet and sticky but still workable. Give it a quick knead.
Form a dough ball and place it on a greased or silicon tray. Add extra grated cheese to the top, should you wish.
Score through the dough almost to the bottom. Cut into quarters or smaller pieces, to help with the cooking.
Bake in the oven approx. 25 minutes until cooked through.
Serve warm or cold.
Judith, MA Cantab, Post Grad Dip Psychology, is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/