Irish Cheese Soda Bread

Today, I’m sharing a super easy and savory Irish Cheddar Soda Bread. No kneading, no yeast, no rise time—a perfect beginner’s bread. This is another recipe from one of the projects I’m working on .

Irish Cheddar Soda Bread - A no knead, no yeast bread | Bakers Royale

Of course since it’s more commercially geared, what I shot for the client is much brighter and cleaner. But like the sweet Irish Soda Bread I made and shot—I had to sneak in a few of my own dark shots.

I have to admit moving from doing personal work for the blog to shooting for clients is so gratifying and can sometimes be so nerve racking at the same time. There’s a big difference from someone buying something previously shot to shooting to specifications with style guidelines—especially, guidelines outside where I naturally resonate towards.

But I can’t complain, I’m loving it. It’s exactly what work should do—stretch you creatively and technically. And lucky for me, this project has even helped me find a new appreciation for homemade bread making.

1 Irish Cheddar Soda Bread from Bakers Royale 210x260

this recipe

Savory Irish Cheese Soda Bread

Yield: Makes 12 servings


Recipe adapted from

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  •    1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  •    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  •    1/2 teaspoon salt
  •       2 teaspoons McCormick® Caraway Seed
  •       1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Red Pepper
  •    1/2 cup shredded Irish Cheddar cheese
  •       2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk


Preparation: Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

  1. MIX flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt in seasonings large bowl. Stir in cheese. Set aside. Mix eggs and buttermilk in medium bowl. Add dry ingredients; stir until well blended. Spread in lightly grease 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. BAKE in preheated 350°F oven 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Shooting for clients is nerve racking and fun. I totally get it, but it stresses me out! LOL!
    You are a true pro though. These photos are this recipe are gorgeous!

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    It is great that you can make bread as simple as these ones look sophisticated and complex. I am stunned you can create such beauty with simple photography. You are one just a great recipe writer but one of the most artist photographers on the web.

  3. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Never heard of this kind of bread! Sounds great though! I am pinning this one and I know how you feel, work for a client makes you nervous, work for yourself is so much easier since you know what you like, LOL.

  4. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I totally hear you on the excitement and accompanying nerves when shooting under a client’s parameters. It’s so gratifying and challenging at the same time! I’m glad you snuck in a couple of shots “your way” :)

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonShelley says

    I have this in the oven right now! Will share in the Yummly hq kitchen tomorrow :)

    • Avatar for Naomi Robinson

      Naomi Robinson replied: — March 16th, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

      I hope you likeit as much as we did!