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Week 6: Cheddar and Chive Irish Soda Bread (Ireland)

Since soda bread doesn't include yeast, it's a kind of quick bread. I enjoy making this recipe because I don't have to wait for the bread to rise, and still get delicious results!

While Irish soda bread usually is a quick sweet bread, I wanted to make another version on the blog that was savory.

Instead of raisins and caraway seeds, I added cheddar and chives to make the bread savory!

I love this recipe with stews, soup, or simply sliced and eaten with a side of butter. All of these ways taste absolutely amazing for this savory soda bread!




  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped into small pieces

  • 3/4 cups cheddar, cut into cubes

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 egg

  • 1 1/4 cups yogurt or buttermilk

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the bread. Knead to form a somewhat sticky dough.

  3. Place the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet and form into a large disk (don't flatten too much though). Cut an X across the bread, and bake for 35 minutes.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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