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110Total Time
25Prep Time
45Bake Time

Cheese and onion soda bread

3 Reviews

About the bake

This simple soda bread is so quick to make as it requires no kneading or proving. It is packed full of cheese and onion flavour and works really well as a bread platter at a dinner party or can be a great addition to a picnic lunch.

Fancy making the original? Give our soda bread recipe a go.

110Total Time
25Prep Time
45Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Heat the oil in a pan, then fry the onion until soft and golden brown then set aside.

  2. Step 2:

    Preheat oven to 190°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5).

  3. Step 3:

    Mix together the flour, cream of tartar, salt, bicarbonate of soda and sugar in a large bowl and make a well in the centre.

  4. Step 4:

    Whisk together the milk and yoghurt, then pour most of it into the well.

  5. Step 5:

    Add the onion, sage and cheese and mix with a wooden spoon to give a soft but not wet dough, adding the remaining milk and yoghurt mixture, plus a little extra milk if necessary, if the dough is too stiff.

  6. Step 6:

    Turn the dough out on to a lightly-floured surface and flatten into a round about 4cm (1½ inch) thick.

  7. Step 7:

    Place on a greased baking sheet and cut a cross in the top using a floured knife.

  8. Step 8:

    Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.

  9. Step 9:

    Slide the loaf off the baking sheet and wrap in a clean tea towel to keep it soft.


    • 1 tbsp Sunflower oil
    • 1 Onion(s) (medium, finely sliced)
    • 500g Very strong wholemeal bread flour
    • 1 tsp Cream of tartar
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 tsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 300ml Milk (whole)
    • 150g Natural yoghurt
    • 1 tbsp Sage leaves (chopped)
    • 75g Cheddar cheese (grated)

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