A celeriac turned up in my vegetable box this week: I’m not sure that I have ever cooked with celeriac before and wasn’t massively thrilled about it! Root vegetables are my least favourite vegetables and I always struggle with them. Luckily it came with a recipe for Celeriac and Blue Cheese Soda Bread which did actually sound delicious so I thought I’d give it a go.
It’s a very simple recipe, just flour, celeriac, blue cheese, milk and an egg. You don’t even need any bicarbonate of soda as it uses SR flour. You’ll find the recipe here. I used stilton, which is one of my favourite cheeses.
It says you will end up with a wet dough and it most definitely was! I think I will add a bit of extra flour next time if necessary as it needed a lot longer to bake through and I think a slightly drier dough would have been better. I possibly had slightly more celeriac than I should have, so will be more precise next time.
I thought it was delicious: the blue cheese really came through. Abel & Cole suggest serving it warm with soup, which sounds like a great idea to me.
I was hoping the kids would like it too but the blue cheese taste was too strong for them. I can’t understand how anyone could not love blue cheese and was convinced that they would like it in the bread. I guess it’s a taste you acquire as you get older! They are really keen to try it again made with strong cheddar or maybe parmesan. I still have the other half of the celeriac to use so will be trying that very soon. Watch this space!