Irish Soda Bread with Cheddar

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Classic Irish soda bread with a savory twist. We recommend using sharp or mature cheddar.

recipe updated Mar 26, 2020


  • Buttermilk icon
    250ml (1 cup)
  • Egg icon
    1 (50g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    450g (about 3½ cups)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    10g (about 2⅛ tsp)
  • Cream of tartar icon
    Cream of tartar
    10g (about 1⅛ tbsp)
  • Salt icon
    1¼ dashes
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    25g (about 1¾ tbsp)
  • Cheddar cheese icon
    Cheddar cheese
    250g (about 2½ cups)


  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

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  1. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  2. Add buttermilk and egg to a clean medium bowl
  3. Whisk together and set aside
  4. Add all purpose flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt to a clean large mixing bowl
  5. Whisk together until blended
  6. Add unsalted butter to the dough
  7. Rub in and set aside
  8. Transfer milk mixture to dough
  9. Add cheddar cheese to the dough
  10. Mix well
  11. Turn out on lightly-floured surface
  12. Knead gently until smooth
  13. Shape
  14. Transfer dough to baking sheet
  15. Cut
  16. Bake until hollow-sounding when tapped - 30 min, 200°C
  17. Let cool
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