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Irish Rosemary Cheddar Soda Bread

When invited to an Irish themed dinner party, consider bringing an Irish Rosemary Cheddar Soda Bread that the whole crowd will enjoy!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Bread, Irish Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 people
Author Feed Your Soul Too


  • 4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Fresh Black Pepper
  • 4 Tbsp Fresh Rosemary rough chop
  • 4 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 2 Cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Whole Egg


  1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly spray a baking tray with non stick spray.

    In a mixing bowl fitted with a bread hook, beat together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, pepper, rosemary and cheese.

    In a separate mixing bowl, add the egg to the buttermilk and beat until combined.

    Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour and lightly mix through until it becomes sticky and a ball forms.

    Dump the dough out onto a flour dusted work surface and roughly knead the dough.  Cut the dough in half and shape each piece into an ball shape. If the dough is on the wet side, add some extra flour.  

    Place the dough balls onto your prepared baking tray. Take a sharp serrated knife and cut an X on top of the soda bread.

    Season the top with some more salt and bake in the oven for 25 minutes and the top is golden brown.

    Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The recipe is courtesy of Foodness Gracious and can be found here - https://foodnessgracious.com/rosemary-cheddar-irish-soda-bread/