You’ve had garlic bread before, but never, never like this! Garlic Soda Bread takes the classic Irish soda bread and loads it with plenty of aromatic garlic flavor and the tang of some mustard. Sharp cheddar cheese is baked into the bread, so all the Garlic Soda Bread really needs is a pat of butter to be just perfect! Crisp on the outside and extra tender on the inside, this Garlic Soda Bread is destined to impress!

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  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more, to taste, for dusting a work surface
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
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Step 1 –Grease a 5-quart slow cooker.

Step 2 –In a large bowl, whisk 4 cups of the flour, the parsley, the minced onion, the garlic powder, the dill weed, the salt, the baking soda, and the ground mustard.

Step 3 –Add the buttermilk and the cheese to the dough mixture and stir until just moistened.

Step 4 –Using the extra flour, lightly flour a work surface. Turn the dough out onto the floured surface and knead gently, until the dough just comes together, about 6-8 times.

Step 5 –Shape the dough into a 6-inch round loaf.

Step 6 –Use a sharp knife to score the surface with 1-inch-deep cuts in a crisscross pattern.

Step 7 –Place the loaf in the prepared slow cooker, cover, and cook on high heat until a thermometer reads 190-200 degrees F, about 1 hour 30 minutes-2 hours.

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Step 8 –Preheat the broiler.

Step 9 –Transfer the bread to a baking sheet.

Step 10 –Broil the bread 6-8 inches from the heat source until golden-brown, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 11 –Transfer the bread to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 12 –Slice and serve.