- Position oven rack in bottom third of oven. Preheat to 400F. Spray 2 8 × 4-in. loaf pans. Stir flours with baking soda, herbs and salt in a large bowl until combined. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, work butter into flour mixture until coarse crumbs form. Stir in cheese. Pour in buttermilk and stir just until combined.
- Transfer dough to a well-floured surface. Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into a loaf about 7 in. long. Place in prepared pans.
- Bake in bottom third of oven until tops of loaves are deep golden, 35 to 45 min. Remove to a wire rack to cool for 10 min. Run a knife around inside edge of each pan, then turn loaves out onto rack to cool completely. Soda bread keeps well for up to 2 days.
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrates 31 g
Fat 10 g
Fibre 3 g
Sodium 417 mg
Issue: February 2011
Posted: Updated Jul 5, 2016
Photo credit: Herbed cheddar soda bread recipe Photo, John Cullen.