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Cheddar and Chive Irish Soda Bread

9th March 2015

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day preparations, here is a recipe for Irish Soda Bread. I am Irish in decent but I don't know of anyone who has ever lived in Ireland, so I feel comfortable adaping this classic bread! I thought adding the cheese would compel the kids to eat it but they are totally adverse to any biscuit or bread I make. Oh well. My husband and I loved it and I am sure you will too!

Cheddar and Chive Irish Soda Bread

Makes 8 slabs


2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
1 cup grated old cheddar
1/2 cup finely chopped chives
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
4 tbsp butter, melted

Irish soda bread

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cheddar and chives. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the buttermilk and melted butter.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients all at once and mix until the dough is formed.
  5. Lightly flour your working surface and gently knead the dough about 10 times. Place on a baking sheet and score with an "X".
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
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Nadine Day

I am a mom and an entrepreneur who loves to cook. I am constantly looking for inspiration and after many requests from friends and family, I have decided to share my weekly recipe ideas.

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