This Cheesy Bread Loaf Recipe Is Perfect for Covid Baking

This Cheesy Bread Loaf Recipe Is Perfect for Covid Baking

I saw someone I follow on Insta post about a cheesy bread loaf and it blew my mind. I can make cheesy warm bread that’s nearly like a cake? and I’ve never thought of it before? Let me at it! 

I’m a very basic break maker. I’ve tried the no-knead bread and I love it. More recently I made Viennese baguettes and was so very happy with the result. So this cheesy bread loaf is right up my street. It’s a very simple recipe using everyday ingredients. No starter that might take over your fridge, no fancy flour, not even fancy cheese. Good old cheddar will do. 

This cheesy loaf recipe is so easy that you can do it with kids. If you do it yourself, you will get a mild sense of satisfaction. It really is that simple a recipe to follow. 

 

I’ve made the cheesy loaf, how should I eat it? 

  • Still a bit warm from the oven with a slap of melting butter and some red berry jam.
  • Toasted if it’s no longer fresh with butter and jam or some ham. 
  • On a traditional Irish salad plate where it can replace the soda bread. Picture this, a slice of cheesy loaf, some potato salad, maybe some egg mayo, some ham, a bit of coleslaw and some tomatoes. 
  • Buttered with soup. 
  • And finally, crumbed and turned into a crumb for a chicken or cheese dish. 
  • Stuffed into a chicken

Can I use other ingredients for this cheesy bread loaf?

Absolutely, this is a very forgiving recipe. Try parmesan instead of cheddar, throw in a spoon full of pesto, blue cheese and walnuts would be delicious. Go wild! 

 

Ingredients:

  • 225g of flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • sprinkle of salt
  • dry of fresh herbs of your choice
  • 50g softened butter
  • 125g grated cheddar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard (or mustard powder)
  • 150 ml of milk

 

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together but reserve the salt.
  • Rub the butter until you get that sandy crumble texture. 
  • Mix and whisk up the wet ingredients and pour over the dry ones. 
  • Mix until everything is incorporated and add the salt. 
  • Pour into a greased or paper-lined loaf tin
  • Cook for 40 to 45 min depending on your oven. 

 

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