Cheesy Buttermilk & Onion Bread


Ingredients:

  • 4 cups bread flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • ¾ cup finely chopped onion
  • ¾ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together bread flour, salt, and baking powder until thoroughly combined. Beat in the butter, buttermilk, and confectioners’ sugar to make a dough; gently mix in the onion and Cheddar cheese. Divide dough in half, and shape each half into a ball. Place the loaves onto the prepared baking sheet, and gently flatten to about 2 inches thick. Dust each loaf with flour.

Bake on a preheated oven until browned, about 30 minutes. Cool on racks for a few minutes; serve warm.

Cook’s Note: To make into biscuits, increase the cheese and onion to 1 cup each. Form into drop biscuits on the parchment-lined sheet, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned on top and cooked through.