Kerrygold Cheddar Bread

Now that I have shared my clean eating with you, I’ll get back to more interesting eating. You may remember that in December, Kerrygold hosted a giveaway for my readers, and they also sent me a ton of butter and cheese. We are slowly making our way through all of the cheese that they sent, and over the weekend I decided to do some baking with it.

Kerrygold Red Leicester Cheddar

I also hadn’t made bread in awhile, and I got it in my head that I wanted to make a cheese bread. I did some searching online and found a recipe for Savory Cheddar Bread, something that looked really versatile and super easy as it is not a yeast bread. The full recipe is at the bottom of the post.

King Arthur whole wheat flour Kerrygold cheese

Right from the start, I knew I wanted to break open my bag of 100% whole wheat flour, a gift from King Arthur in the incredible swag bags we received during our weekend at the King Arthur store and baking school. The recipe called for two cups of all purpose flour, so I subbed one of those cups for the whole wheat flour. I am learning my lesson that when it comes to whole grains, it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, and as a result I am finding my baked goods taste better.

I grated a little over a cup of cheese, Kerrygold Red Leicester Cheddar, and set it aside while I mixed up my dry ingredients.

dry ingredients

This is where the fun comes in. You can basically toss in any herbs and spices you want at this point. I decided to use garlic powder and a generous grind of black pepper to give the bread lots of flavor. In my mind, I was already making sandwiches on it.

cheddar bread dough

Once the dry ingredients were blended, I added in the wet ingredients. The recipe called for dry mustard which I didn’t have, so I threw in a scoop of dijon mustard instead. I also added a little bit of extra milk since, as I learned at King Arthur, whole grain flours absorb more liquid. It really did the trick here. I wish I had learned this tip a couple of years ago!

cheddar bread

The bread baked faster than the allotted 45 minutes, so if you make this definitely keep an eye on it. Even though I greased my pan well, part of the bread stuck in the loaf pan when I was turning it out, hence the photos of only part of the loaf Winking smile. I ate the random crumbs from the pan while still warm, and they were tasty!

cheddar bread

My husband and I both loved this bread. As I have learned with baked goods, I froze half of the loaf immediately after it had cooled so that we would not let it go to waste. I am thinking this would make some really good croutons for a grilled romaine salad somewhere down the line.

Do you have any ways of reusing or giving new life to ingredients like not-so-new bread?

Here is the recipe for the cheddar bread. Try it! It is incredibly easy.

Savory Cheddar Bread

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon leaf oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  1. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, onion salt, oregano, dry mustard and cheese; set aside. Combine egg, milk and butter; add all at once to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Spread batter in a greased 8-1/2-in. x 4-1/2-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.

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Tags: baking, bread, cheddar, cheese, cooking, Food, Kerrygold

  1. brandi’s avatar

    I LOVE Kerrygold products! Their butter is amazing.

    And this bread looks so delicious! I could see having it for breakfast or with lunch and dinner.


  2. A Boston Food Diary’s avatar

    This looks DELICIOUS! I love cheese in random places- this is a great one!


  3. Michelle’s avatar

    I bet you this would make a great bread for breakfast! I’m envisioning a toad in the hole type dish!


  4. Jen@keepitsimplefoods’s avatar

    Ooooh! I love chedder! And bread! Chedder bread sounds perfect for me.


  5. Megan’s avatar

    That bread looks awesome! (Way better than oatmeal!) I love all the cheese in there. I saw Kerrygold cheeses at Costco this weekend and was so tempted to buy a bunch of them, but we had so many practical things on our list for this shopping trip.


  6. Shannon’s avatar

    i’m so intrigued by the looks of that cheese–yum!! and what a delicious bread :) bet it goes great with a big bowl of chili!!


  7. Daisy’s avatar

    awesome job making use of the kerrygold and your kaf baking skills. this bread looks so amazing.


  8. Katie’s avatar

    This bread looks so good, lots of sweet, delicious cheese!


  9. Belinda @zomppa’s avatar

    I’d eat the whole thing. LOVE Kerrygold!


  10. Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan’s avatar

    Oh wow. My cheese-eating friends are going to lose their minds over this bread!


  11. Elizabeth’s avatar

    I made cheddar bread once before with Kerrygold too! So good.


  12. kateiscooking’s avatar

    That looks spectacular!!! I bought a bunch of cheese at Sam’s last time and have been hunting for some good new recipes.


  13. Claudia’s avatar

    This is wonderfully bumpy and studded and rustic. Irish ham and cheese – here I go. Grand idea to freeze half – I never do that and then then birds get fed.


  14. Raija’s avatar

    This looks like a delicious and not too difficult bread. Thanks!!


  15. Vicki @ Wilde in the kitchen’s avatar

    This bread looks amazing! I love cheddar. If this bread gets kinda stale, I bet it would make amazing croutons!


  16. Jason Phelps’s avatar

    Bread with cheese in it. I am betting you could have put one picture and just those words and you would have summed it up. I am sucker for cheese and bread so when they are together I am in real trouble!



  17. alicia’s avatar

    I would easily eat this whole loaf in a couple of days….since cheese and bread are 2 of my favorite things!!

    Uses for not so new bread? I’ve been baking bread like crazy and this is where I shine….You already got the number 1 use: croutons. I also make breadcrumbs, or french toast – or since I’m not big on sweet breakfasts I’d make a savory bread pudding or strata.

    think about it – breading chicken parm with delicious cheddar breadcrumbs?


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