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Caraway Cheddar Irish Soda Bread

This savory soft bread with caraway and cheddar is the perfect accompaniment to corned beef or to sop up some beef stew. Or, to slice, toast, and enjoy all on its own. 
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 1/4 cup grated aged sharp Irish cheddar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 whole jumbo egg


  • Heat the oven to 425° Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or a silpat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, pepper, caraway, and cheddar.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the egg and buttermilk.
  • Stir in the buttermilk mixture to the flour and mix until fully incorporated and forms a sticky ball.
  • Flour your hands and place the very sticky dough onto a heavily floured work surface. Roughly knead the dough into a ball shape.
  • Place the dough ball onto the lined baking sheet. With a sharp knife cut an X on top of the soda bread.
  • Season the top with a pinch more salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes before slicing.
Calories: 285kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: baking


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 492mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 2mg