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Switch up your Irish soda bread offering this year with a cheesy, herb-packed soda bread reminiscent of Red Lobster cheddar biscuits (without the buttery top). This flavorful loaf has a golden, crunchy exterior and a soft, biscuit-like center that will have you wondering why you don’t make Irish soda bread all year round. The cheese and herbs brighten the easy stir-together loaf, and though it’s a savory bread, a pinch of sugar deepens the flavor for a rich result. Serve toasted with butter and topped with an over-easy egg for breakfast, or warm from the oven with applesauce on the side.

Anna Theoktisto


Credit: Antonis Achilleos

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10 mins
1 hr 5 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 slices)


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  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with cooking spray.

  • Stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in cheese and dill. Stir together buttermilk, melted butter, and egg in a small bowl. Using a rubber spatula, stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until a sticky dough comes together.

  • Press dough into prepared skillet. Using a sharp knife, cut a 1-inch deep “X” across the top of dough.

  • Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes before cutting into slices.