Cheese Bread

A little afternoon baking - just the thing when you're hankering for a quiet cup of tea and something to nibble and there just ain't a thing in the house...!
Cheese Bread (From Better Cooking; A year in the kitchen)
2 cups plain flour
1 tablespoon caster sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
60g (2 1/4 oz) butter, cut into cubes
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
1 cup milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, lightly grease a large loaf tin and line the base and sides with baking paper. Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper into a food processor. Add the cubes of butter to the dry ingredients and process until the mixture is like fine breadcrumbs. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, add the cheese and spring onion and stir until combined.
  2. Whisk together the egg and milk. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Add the combined milk and egg and mix with a table knife to form a soft dough. Do not over mix.
  3. Scoop the mixture evenly into the prepared loaf tin. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until the bread is golden and sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from the oven and stand on a wire rack in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out. Cut into slices before serving.

What I did differently;

Tasty cheese instead of Cheddar, a handful of garlic tops (from the garlic growing in the garden - you could use garlic chives), chives & parsley instead of the spring onions & since I don't have a food processor I just mixed all the stuff in step 1 & mushed the butter into the flour with my fingers until it got all crumbly like breadcrumbs. Next time I think I might use Parmesan too - for some extra cheesy bite.

Punky and I had a slice each, not long from the oven, for afternoons'es.



  1. Looks delicious, now i'm hungry and it's 10:30 pm in Ohio.....shouldn't eat this late. Making this tomorrow!

    Lisa ;)

  2. Ooooh... probably not the best idea, you're right.

    ...but I would SO do it anyway. ;)

  3. Yum. Gotta leave cheese and home baking! If you had brown sugar in the recipe, it would cover all the best things in life!


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