A savory quick bread - Cheddar and green onions soda bread

Cheddar and Green Onion Soda Bread

A wonderful quick bread filled with savory flavors. This savory take on the traditional soda bread is easy to make but not short on flavors. The cheddar and green onions make it pretty while keeping the bread soft and moist.
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Irish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Author Syama


  • 3 C All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ Tsp Baking Soda
  • ¾ Tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 C shredded sharp cheddar
  • ¾ C Chopped scallions only the green parts
  • 1 Tsp Nigella seeds
  • 1 - 1 1/4 C Buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Line a baking tin/ cookie sheet with parchment paper or coat the pan with oil.
  3. Mix flour, salt, baking soda, and the sugar together. Add the cheddar, scallions and nigella seeds to it and mix well. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour and gently mix until all the flour is moistened and begin to stick together.
  4. Use your hands and gently knead the dough into a ball shape. (If the bowl is not large enough dump the dough out onto a floured work surface.) if the dough is too sticky dust the hands with flour to prevent the prevent it from sticking.
  5. Pat the ball into 6 to 8 inch disc. Use a sharp knife to mark an X on top. Place in the heated oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the tops are lightly browned.
  6. Remove from the oven. Cool in pan for 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool for 20 to 30 minutes (barely warm) before slicing.