This goes with so many family dishes, such as chilli con carne, soups, salads and barbecues.
500g strong white bread flour
7g sachet/1½ tsp fast-action yeast
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp clear honey
2 garlic cloves, crushed
25g soft butter
500g mature cheddar , grated
handful thyme leaves
Measure the flour, yeast and salt into a large bowl. Mix 300ml hand-hot water with the oil and honey in a jug, then pour into the dry mix, stirring all the time to make a soft dough.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, then knead for 5 mins until the dough no longer feels sticky, sprinkling with a little more flour as you need it. Now stretch it to fit the Swiss roll tin.
Mix the garlic with the butter, then dot over the dough. Sprinkle over the ALL the cheese and snip over the thyme. Cover the bread with lightly oiled cling film, then leave in a warm place to rise for 40 mins.
Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Remove the cling film, then bake the bread for 30 mins until golden and risen. Leave to cool for 10 mins, then cut into 12 pieces and serve.
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