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Day 294: Cheese and Herb Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is one of my favorite bread because it's got a crunchy top, and a light, delicate middle.

As the name suggests, this bread only uses soda as its leavening agent. It's perfect for anyone afraid of yeast-risen bread.

I like to add some red pepper flakes, for a little more flavor! You can use 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper if you are interested.

Cheese and herb Irish soda bread come together pretty quickly. Only 10 minutes to prepare, and all you got to do then, is bake it!

Don't skip taking off the dutch oven lid in the middle! It's important because it will brown the bread. If you don't have a dutch oven you can use a floured baking sheet and bake with the same timing.


|Level:👩🏽‍🍳👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 1 hour|Serves: 8|



  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup fresh or dry herbs, I use parsley and thyme

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cup buttermilk


  1. In a large bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, cheese, and herbs. Pour in the egg, buttermilk and knead into a ball. Place into a dutch oven lined with a baking sheet and cut an "x" with a knife.

  2. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F and take off the lid. Bake for another 10-15 minutes until the top is a golden brown and when tapped gently, the bread sounds hollow.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳



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