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Sodabread with cheese and chives


  • 450g/ 14 oz white bread flour

  • 1 tsp fine sea salt

  • 1 tsp caster sugar

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 tsp cream of tartar

  • 350ml / 12 fl oz buttermilk

  • 100g/ 3½ oz  strong mature cheddar diced

  • Fresh chives chopped


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 230°c/450°f/Gas mark 8.

  • 2.

    Place all the ingredients in a bowl excluding the cheese and herbs and bring together with your hand.

  • 3.

    Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and slowly knead together for 5 mins.

  • 4.

    Add the herbs and cheese and shape into a ball. Place on a lined baking tray and bake in a pre heated at 230°c/450°f/Gas mark 8 for 15mins then drop the oven to 200°c/400°f/ Gas mark 6 and continue baking for 30 mins. Cool on a wire.

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