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No Knead Soda Breads recipe

Irish Soda Bread with Cheddar Cheese

This recipe calls for buttermilk, which not all of us keep on hand. If you do not have buttermilk, it is an easy fix. In your measuring cup put one tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice, fill to 1-1/4 cups with milk. Stir and let sit for 5-10 minutes and you will have what you need.
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 398 kcal


  • Round pan
  • Rubber spatula
  • Large bowl
  • Pastry cutter / Two knives / Processor


  • 2 ½ Cups flour
  • 2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 ¼ Cups buttermilk
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 ½ Cups grated (6-8 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese
  • Dry ingredient/butter mix


  • Pre-heat your oven to 375.
  • In a food processor stir together;
    2 ½ cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt
    No Knead Soda Breads dry ingredients and butter
  • Cut into ½” chunks and add;
    4 Tablespoons cold butter
    Using pulse on the processor, or two knives or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until it has reached the ‘pea’ stage.
    No Knead Soda Breads dry ingredients and butter
  • In a large bowl whisk together;
    1 ¼ cups buttermilk, 1 large egg
    No Knead Soda Breads wet ingredients
  • Add;
    1 ½ cups grated (6-8 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese, Dry ingredient/butter mix
    No Knead Soda Breads all ingredients
  • Stir together quickly with a few strokes. Put the sticky dough into a greased 8” round pan. Flour your hands or use a rubber spatula to push the dough to the edges.
    No Knead Soda bread dough in pan
  • Bake for 45 minutes, let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.
    No Knead Soda bread baked in pan