Want to make homemade bread in under an hour and without any kneading/rising involved or a bread machine in sight? If so, you’re in for a treat because I’m sharing my recipe for a super easy and tasty savoury quick bread. I love making homemade bread, but it always takes so long and I tend to get quite impatient waiting for the dough to rise. This is why I thought I would share this amazing recipe I recently found which doesn’t require any kneading, rising or proving. Simply add all the ingredients into a bowl, mix, bake and then dig in whilst the bread is still gloriously warm and toasted!
Soda bread filled with creamy, mature Cheddar cheese and fragrant chives. This is one of the easiest and quickest bread recipes you’ll ever bake!
My taste testers loved the mix of flavours in this bread. This tasty bread combines oozy mature Cheddar cheese in each bite with a mellow hint of flavour from fresh chives. I can’t wait to make this bread again and I will definitely be making and packing it up for picnics in the summer but I am sure it would be fantastic toasted and served with a bowl of soup in the winter months.
400g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
125g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
Bunch/large handful of fresh chives, finely chopped
300ml buttermilk (instead of buttermilk you can use 200g of yoghurt mixed with 100ml of milk)
1 tablespoon milk, for glazing
50g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
1. Preheat your oven to 200°C / 180°C Fan / 400°F / Gas Mark 6. Lightly dust a large baking tray with flour and set aside.
2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large mixing bowl. Now mix in the cayenne pepper, grated cheese and chopped chives. Make a well in the centre and add the buttermilk (or yoghurt/milk mixture) and bring the ingredients together into a clean ball – add little extra milk if needed.
3. Shape the dough into an 18cm round and put on the prepared baking tray. Mark the dough into quarters, cutting almost all the way through. Brush the top with a tablespoon of milk and sprinkle with the additional grated cheese.
4. Bake the bread for 35-40 minutes until the bread is crisp and sounds hollow. Cool the bread on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
5. Bread will store at room temperature in a bread bag or airtight container for up to 3 days.
This bread is best eaten on the day of baking spread with butter
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47 thoughts on “Cheddar Chive Soda Bread”
This is my kind of bread. Definitely a recipe for me to try out. Looks yummy.
Love quick breads and this looks so good. Very nice, perfect with soups and stews.
YUM! The easier the recipe, the better! I love your idea of packing this bread for picnics. The snow in South Dakota will start melting soon, and my boys love to go to the park. This would be a perfect to pack.
This looks soooo good! I have gotta try this one! thanks for the recipe! 🙂
I cannot believe that no-knead bread can turn out this awesome? It looks delicious Jessica! 🙂
I LOVE loaves with herbs. They simply just seem to have way more taste. Lovely recipe!
I’m all about a quick bread! This looks delicious and would be amazing dipped in some tomato soup.
No knead bread is genius! Looks great.
Looks amazing – like it took hours to rise!
This bread looks unbelievable! I still haven’t attempted to make bread on my blog but this looks awesome and I must try!
Jess this quick bread looks really good!! I’d love to taste it 🙂
That looks great! fab photos too 🙂
This looks great!
Was it really that easy? Looks delicious and photos are amazing! XOXO
I am just like you, I am not patient at all when it comes to bread so this looks perfect! This looks and sounds SO good! I could go for a piece of it right now 🙂
Nice recipe! Quick, no kneading… just my kind of bread! Mel
Gosh, this look great! Such a lovely recipe and no-knead as well! Great 🙂
Yum! Okay, I’m going to make this. Tonight. I’ll let you know how I get on. 🙂
Yum! Love the flavors of chives! And no-kneading necessary?! Win in my book!
I make something very similar for Australian day called cheese and onion bread. It’s really good although it is best eaten on the day that it is made or toasted the next day. 🙂
This is a lovely quick bread! Reminds me of scones. 🙂 I bet they were good.
This looks great! Love quick breads and the cheddar and chives sounds wonderful!
This looks delicious, Jess! I love that chives are one of the first things to pop up in the spring…totally coming back to make this bread when the snow is finally gone!!
I love any bread that’s easy to throw together and stuffed with CHEESE! This is just awesome.
No-knead bread is a way to go. Love the cheddar and chives combination.
Amazing that you can cook this homemade bread in under 30 minutes! magic. 🙂
Looks absolutely divine! Yum! 🙂
Yum! The cheesy crust on the outside looks fabulous!
Oooh. This bread is everything I want from life. Carbs and cheese and a little something funky like chive! Well done.
Ooh … it’s breakfast time for me and I could so just grab a slice of this! It really reminds me of a beautiful cheesy bread that I try (often unsuccessfully) to resist every morning from the bakery across the road from my office! Love how easy this looks to make!
Oh wow Jess! I am such a bread lover and this looks like bread you would find in a bakery! ANd your pics really look gorgeous!
I also love a quick bread, and yours looks fantastic, mmm cheese…. 😀
Hi Jess…this quick bread looks fabulous…like the chives and cheese…somehow I always forget that baking bread does not have to take the whole day. Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a fabulous week. 😀
It’s amazing this is no knead but it’s so fluffy! I need to try this bread… and devour it!
I love quick breads like this one! I actually have all the ingredients to whip up a batch of these right now..I think I might need to make some for dinner tonight! 🙂
I love the simplicity of this bread. No rising or kneading required? Sign me up! Looks mouthwatering!!
Ooooh my goodness this looks amazing! How can you go wrong with warm tender bread in just minutes! Definitely trying this out.
I love savory breads like this one! I think I could eat a whole bread just in one sitting – that’s how much I like it!
Mmmmmm, so fresh, so puffy and so great looking, it turn to be an excellent recipe and tasty one. 😉
This looks so good! I’m deathly afraid of making bread but I think I can pull this one off!
It tasted good only had one problem. Somehow it didn’t rise in the oven 🙁
and I don’t know what I did wrong, could you please help so I can try again?
Hi Jan – sorry to hear you have encountered a problem with one of my recipes. Are you sure you used self-raising flour that was still in date? This bread doesn’t rise like a traditional bread that contains yeast and has been kneaded and left to rise. It’s a quick bread and is more like a scone in texture. All ovens are different so it could’ve possibly been slightly under baked. However, I hope that hasn’t put you off trying the recipe out again. Let me know how you get on and don’t hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
Thanks for your reply 🙂
Well the flour was okay yes I checked it haha and I knew it wouldn’t be fluffy but it was really dense. It still tasted good but it looked to me it was under baked yes haha oops. I thought that I had put the rack with the bread on it too low in the oven. Could that have been my problem?
Hi Jan – if the bread was dense it could be the result of two things, it was either under baked or over mixed whilst preparing. All ovens are different so it’s probably likely that the bread just needed a little bit longer to bake completely through. My oven is fan assisted so it tends to cook things a lot quicker, which isn’t always a good thing! 😉
I always place whatever I am baking in the middle of the oven as it allows the hot air to circulate evenly around the food, resulting in even cooking.
Loved this! Super easy, ingredients which were already in the house and the family loved it!
Hi Kiki – I’m super pleased you and your family enjoyed the recipe! 🙂