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Cheese and herb soda bread sitting on parchment paper

Cheddar and Herb Soda Bread


This soda bread has no yeast and is ready in under an hour! Add your favourite herbs and cheese with great results.


2 cups all purpose flour

1-1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. butter

1 cup buttermilk

4 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded

1 egg

2-3 tbsp. fresh herbs, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt then add in cheese and herbs
  3. In a small bow, whisk together eggs and buttermilk
  4. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture stirring until well combined being careful not to over mix
  5. On a floured surface, place the dough in the flour and cover all sides, turning over until all areas are covered in the flour
  6. Shape into a round loaf and slice an 'X' in the top with a sharp knife about 1/8" deep
  7. Transfer to parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  8. Sprinkle top with additional cheddar and herbs if desired.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cook on middle rack on oven to avoid over-browning.
  10. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.
  11. Cool 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 1.3 g
  • Sodium: 287.6 mg
  • Fat: 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.6 mg

Keywords: Cheddar and Herb Soda Bread, Irish Soda Bread