Irish Cheddar and Green Onion Soda Bread

Only seven ingredients but this bread is packed with flavor. The addition of sharp-aged Irish cheddar and thinly sliced green onions results in a hard-to-resist delicious savory bread perfect for dipping into stews or slathered with butter for breakfast.


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 4 ounces Irish cheddar cheese, small diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter


Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper.

Add flour, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl and whisk together until completely blended. Toss in the green onions and cheddar with your hands and coat with the flour mixture. Mix in 1 1/2 cups buttermilk and the melted butter. The dough will be shaggy and floury.

Lightly dust work surface with flour and dump out dough. Knead until the dough comes together, about 1 minute. Shape into a round loaf about 2 inches tall. Place on a baking sheet and use a sharp knife to make a 1-inch deep X across the top of the loaf, from edge to edge. Brush the top with the remaining 1 tablespoon buttermilk.

Bake for 30 minutes then lower the heat to 400 degrees F and continue baking for 10 minutes more, until golden brown. Place on a wire rack until completely cooled.

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