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garlic and parmesan soda bread with the end of the loaf cut off

Garlic and Parmesan Soda Bread

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, starter


  • 125 g Plain White Flour
  • 125 g Plain Wholemeal Flour
  • 0.5 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 0.25 tsp Fine Sea Salt
  • 30 g Butter
  • 200 ml Buttermilk
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley chopped
  • 30 g Parmesan


  • Preheat oven to 200oc (180oc fan assisted).
  • Mix both flours together in a bowl.
  • Add the salt and bicarbonate of soda and mix through.
  • Rub the butter through the flour mix until fully combined.
  • Add the buttermilk and mix through. The dough is quite sticky at this point, that’s ok.
  • Crush the garlic and place in the bowl.
  • Chop the parsley and add.
  • Grate the cheese and combine everything with the dough until it’s mixture through. It’s easiest to use your hands for this part.
  • Once your dough is ready, shape it into a ball and place on a baking tray with some non stick baking paper. Using a sharp knife, cut a deep cross about two thirds of the way through and dust with flour, the cuts into the dough help it to cook through.
  • Place in the oven for 25-30 mins until golden brown. A good test to see if your loaf is ready is t take it out of the oven and knock on the bottom with your fingers. If it’s cooked it will sound hollow.
Keyword bread, dough, easy, quick
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