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MatureCheese&SmokedBacon Bread

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Serves 4

A delicious and simple bread recipe, using cheese, bacon & poppy seeds.

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  • 250g strong flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 sachet dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 150ml warm water
  • 70g mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 rashers smoked bacon, chopped
  • 3 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 5ml milk


    1. Prehaeat the oven to 200 degrees. Put the flour, salt, yeast and sunflower oil in a bowl and mix rapidly with a fork.
    2. Add the warm water to the mixture and continue to mix until a soft but not sticky dough is made.
    3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead with your hands thoroughly for roughly 10 minutes. If the dough is very sticky add a small amount of flour to the dough.
    4. Once thoroughly kneaded, the dough should feel soft and smooth, place in a large plastic bag and store in a warm spot until the dough has doubled in size, this will take roughly an hour.
    5. After the proving has finished, remove the dough from the plastic bag onto a lightly floured surface and knead for one minute.
    6. Roll the dough out into a wide flat shape. In the middle sprinkle the cheese and add the bacon. Roll the dough up into a flat ciabatta shape.
    7. Using a pastry brush glaze the top of the dough with some milk. Then sprinklle with a few tbsp of poppy seeds.
    8. Place the dough on a baking tray and leave to prove for about 50 minutes.
    9. Once finished proving, place the dough into the oven and bake for 12 - 15 minutes. At the end, to test whether it has finished cooking, tap the bottom of the bread and if it sounds hollow that means its finished.
    10. Leave to cool for about 40 minutes then it is ready to eat.

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