Monday, 12 March 2012

Cheese and Onion Bread

My husband and I (doesn't that sound grand) have recently been a wee bit extravagant buying new bits of kit for the kitchen,well why not I ask you? The kettle ,mixer and blender were getting on a bit and we need to move into the twenty first century. So last weekend we bought said items from John Lewis and they are so pretty. See below for some shots       

The Food Mixer and Processor in all their glory

Well since we had the equipment it was essential we then used them so over the weekend we did some baking and in the couple of posts you will be able to see the outcome.

The first thing we (that's hubby and me) made was some Cheese and Onion Bread and boy was it scrumptious. If you want to try them out see the recipe below.

 550g (20 oz) Strong White Flour
1tsp salt
2 tsp English Mustard
1 Onion (red or white)
300g (11 oz) Strong Cheddar Cheese     
300ml (10 fl oz) Tepid /warm water
2 Eggs
2tsp Fast Acting Yeast.
1 tsp Oil 
Black Pepper

The assembled ingredients

First put salt flour and mustard in a bowl then added the onion and cheese both of which have been cut into cubes.Mix them gently together  


The mustard onions and cheese mixed together 

Add yeast one egg and water into a jug and whisk them together until smooth . 

Then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with the dough hook on the mixer until a smooth soft dough is created.


 Cover the bowl with a cloth and allow the mixture to rest and prove for about 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes turn out the dough onto an oiled tray/worktop and kneed for about 10 seconds.Then return the dough to the bowl and allow to stand for 1 hour  this allows the bread to prove.

After 1 hour turn dough our onto a tray and divide it into 6 - 8 equal pieces. Shape into long roll/sausage shapes and place these onto a lined baking tray.
Cover and leave until the rolls have about doubled in size.
Whilst rolls are proving pre-heat oven to 220 C or gas Mark 7

Once rolls have risen brush with beaten egg and pepper them before placing in the oven to cook for about 20 minutes or until golden brown    

The finished item
We also do this same recipe with chilli flakes which give an interesting taste.Alternatively you could replace the onion with sun-dried tomatoes. 


  1. Yum! I would love the sun-dried tomato bread!

  2. Maybe when you are home at Easter we can make some

  3. Sun dried tomatoes sounds good to me too :) I love your new goodies they look great - love the colour too.

  4. I covet your food mixer... I was drooling over that exact model in John Lewis recently but got a small Kenwood one as it was my birthday present from mum and I don't cook enough to warrant such a beauty!

    The bread rolls looks delicious