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Cheddar and Chive Savory Irish Soda Bread

The most delicious savory Cheddar and Chive Savory Irish Soda Bread just in time for St Patricks Day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Irish soda bread, soda bread recipe, how to make soda bread,
Servings: 8 people
Author: Gaby


  • 1/2 pound all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1/2 pound whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups full fat Stonyfield yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cut into small 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives
  • splash of milk if needed


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F 
  • Combine both flours in a large bowl. Add baking soda and salt and stir to combine. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the yogurt, cheese and chives mixing everything in gently with the spoon until the dough starts coming together.
  • Turn the dough out onto the kitchen counter dusted with a little bit of flour and gently start bringing it all together to form a round loaf. You can always use a bit more flour if your dough gets really sticky or a tiny splash of milk if it's a bit dry
  • Put your loaf on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cut a large deep cross in the middle of the loaf. Dust the loaf with a few teaspoons of flour and transfer to the oven to bake for 35-45 minutes until golden brown and sounds hollow when you give it a little tap underneath.
  • Remove, let cool and serve with room temperature butter and a sprinkle of maldon sea salt