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.

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Savory Irish Cheese Soda Bread

Yield: Makes 12 servings

Ingredients:

Recipe adapted from McCormick.com

  • 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

Directions:

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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18 Responses to “Irish Cheese Soda Bread”

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    Janneke — February 20, 2014 @ 12:02 pm

    that sounds so easy! i’m going to add it to my list of recipes. :)

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — February 20, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

    I need this bread in my life asap!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — February 20, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

    Sometimes, you just need fresh bread in under an hour. This is perfect for those days!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — February 20, 2014 @ 5:17 pm

    Cheese, no yeast & fast, oh yes! :)

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    Tieghan Gerard — February 20, 2014 @ 9:04 pm

    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!

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    Belinda@themoonblushbaker — February 21, 2014 @ 1:05 am

    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.

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — February 21, 2014 @ 3:37 am

    Love this! I have never made my own bread, so this is the perfect easy recipe to start!

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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — February 21, 2014 @ 6:46 am

    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.

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    Heather Christo — February 21, 2014 @ 6:49 am

    I seriously love how easy this bread is- who would have thought!? I bet my kids would enjoy making this!

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    Ale — February 21, 2014 @ 7:01 am
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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — February 21, 2014 @ 1:19 pm

    What a tasty bread! Perfect for St Patrick’s Day!

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    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — February 22, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    I heart fresh bread! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Paula – bell’alimento — February 22, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    This looks easy to make! A must try!

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    Rowaida Flayhan — February 23, 2014 @ 6:54 am

    Love love love your recipes and photos Naomi. I can’t wait for you to publish your own book, best of luck and success
    Best wishes xx

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    Liren — February 23, 2014 @ 10:03 pm

    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” :)

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    Gaby — February 24, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

    This is gorgeous! I wish I had a big slice right now!

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    Shelley — March 16, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

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

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

      I hope you likeit as much as we did!

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