Goats’ Cheese, Potato & Bacon Soda Bread

soda, bread, scottish, irish

175g self-raising flour
175g grated Maris Piper potato
100g goats’ cheese
1 tsp sea salt
50g pancetta lardons
2 tsp English mustard powder
2 medium free-range eggs
3 tbsp whole milk
4 scallions, chopped

Set your oven to 190°C.

  1. Place the flour, mustard powder and sea salt into a mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
  2. Crumble the goats’ cheese into the mix along with the scallions.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and grated potato.
  4. Meanwhile, fry the lardons in a non-stick pan until crisp and add to the wet mix – including all the lovely bacon fat.
  5. Gently add the wet mix to the dry.
  6. Place into a buttered 1lb loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes.

Chef’s note

“This is a brilliant brunch bread. Serve toasted with scrambled eggs mixed with a dollop of hollandaise and peppery watercress.”