Perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch – this Irish bread with added extras won’t stick around for long!
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy




    • 425g (15oz) plain flour


    • Good pinch of salt


    • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda


    • 150g (5oz) mature Cheddar, coarsely grated


    • 284ml tub buttermilk or low-fat natural yogurt


    • 2tbsp wholegrain mustard


    • 4-5tbsp semi-skimmed milk


To serve:

    • 3 baby plum tomatoes


    • 3 streaky bacon rashers


    • Handful of rocket per person


    • Balsamic vinegar






    1. Set the oven to gas mark 7 or 220°C. Mix the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and cheese in a large bowl.


    1. Add the buttermilk, or yogurt, mustard and milk to the dry ingredients. Mix them in using a spoon and then your hand, to make a soft dough. Knead lightly, then shape into a round about 22cm (8½in).


    1. Cut the round into 8 wedges and place these on a non-stick baking sheet. Dust with flour and bake for 20-25 mins, until browned and crusty. At the same time, roast the baby tomatoes, drizzled with a little olive oil, in the oven for 10-15 mins and pan-fry or grill the bacon rashers.


    1. Cool the bread on a wire rack for 5 mins. Split the wedges and fill with the bacon and rocket and the tomatoes. Add a dash of balsamic vinegar.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 15.0g saturates 8.0g calories 573(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.