Another excellent selection from the new book. This quick bread has a bit of an Irish soda bread flavor. It comes together in mere minutes and has a really nice flavor both immediately after baking and a day or so later.
I used two kinds of cheddar cheese for this one. I used an extremely sharp white as the grated cheese and a yellow cheddar for the chunks. A few chopped chives and voila - festive bread.
I actually found that I prefer the center pieces of this bread to the heel of the loaf. Usually I am like a dog with a bone over the heel, so this did surprise me. I found the heel to be a bit crumbly. Still tasty, but the texture was strange to me.
I am eager to try this bread with a new variety of cheeses and some different spices.