Leek, cheddar & bacon loaf sandwich

Leek, cheddar & bacon loaf sandwich

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 40 mins Cook: 45 mins Plus rising


Cuts into 10 slices
Do away with pesky slices of bread and bake your cheesy filling into your loaf - serve as thick wedges

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze leftover wedges only

Nutrition: per slice

  • kcal333
  • fat19g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein16g
  • salt1.6g
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  • 500g pack bread mix
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 200g smoked bacon lardon
  • 2 tbsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 3 large fat leeks, thinly sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • little flour, for dusting



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 200g mature cheddar, diced
  • 2 eggs, beaten separately



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 10 sage leaves, thinly shredded



    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…

  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Make up the bread mix following pack instructions, using the 2 tbsp oil and the recommended amount of water. Leave in an oiled bowl, covered with oiled cling film, somewhere warm-ish to rise for 1 hr.

  2. Meanwhile, put the lardons in a big, cold frying pan. Heat gently at first so the fat runs from the lardons before they crisp up – about 10 mins. Remove with a slotted spoon. Add the butter and leeks to the pan and cook to soften. Cool.

  3. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a rectangle about 20 x 70cm. Mix the lardons, leeks, cheddar, one of the eggs, the sage and some seasoning. Spoon the filling down one long edge of the rectangle, then brush the edge with some remaining egg. Fold the other half of the dough over the filling and pinch together the edges, but not the ends, to seal into a long sausage. Carefully shape into a ring on a floured baking tray, around a floured empty jar or tin. Pinch together the open ends to finish the ring. Brush all over with egg, scatter with Parmesan and cover with a clean tea towel. Leave to rise for 15-20 mins.

  4. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Bake for 30-40 mins until golden and the base sounds hollow when tapped. Eat in wedges.

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mercuryzelda's picture
13th May, 2018
This is easy and absolutely delicious. I used my own bread dough recipe (Easy White Bread also on this site) and it worked perfectly. I'll definitely make this again. :)
30th Mar, 2014
Used bread machine to make dough, using a bread mix with sunflower seeds. Resulting dough was too sticky to handle and spread rather than rising once I'd managed to put the ring on the baking tray. I had to do a lot of "patching" because I tore the ring trying to move it. That said, it tasted delicious, and I'd try it again, but I'd make the dough by hand, I wouldn't bother using a bread mix, just strong flour, salt, yeast, a little oil and water, and try to have a firmer mixture.
9th May, 2013
Very tasty...but very large. I found it quite difficult to form a ring around the tin because the dough when filled was pretty heavy (needed another pair of hands). Pleased with the result though and was perfect alongside a bowl of yummy tomato soup.
16th Mar, 2013
Why has no one made or rated this recipe???? This was amazingly tasty and a perfect picnic piece. I didnt bother looking for a bread mix, I made the dough in my breadmaker but then followed the recipe exactly. It sounds far more difficult than it actually is.......and although it may look a little messy when in its raw state ie. when it is formed into its ring shape around the jar.....once in the oven the dough is very forgiving and by the end of cooking looks amazing! Will be making this again!
17th Nov, 2012
thank you! I think I might first try with pizza dough, as I have never made a dough on my own! and then I'll experience serious dough making! :)
13th Nov, 2012
Hi Saghar, I now live in Spain and bread mix is equally difficult to get. When a recipe calls for 'bread mix' I make a basic bread dough with flour, lard/butter, yeast etc and then go to the recipe after the first prooving. Hope that helps.
13th Nov, 2012
Bread mix is mostly flour, fast acting yeast, salt and perhaps some additives. You could use your favourite pizza dough recipe.
13th Nov, 2012
Hi! I live in italy and I don't know if we've got bread mix here, I don't really know what it is actually. but I couldn't find any example. can I substitute it with something else? or is there a way to make it? like, just flour baking powder? thanks
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