I’m at me Nan’s recipes again…
this time its another dead easy bread recipe, if you haven’t already tried her first fool proof one, this is lighter soft, moist on the inside and nicely chewy on the outside. Do use a nice sharp cheddar otherwise it just melts into the bread base and you can barely get a hint of that cheesy goodness.
Nan’s cheesy bread
4 c self raising flour (if you don’t have self raising flour you can make it by using 1 cup ap flour and take out 2 tsps of flour and replacing this with 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt)
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp superfine sugar
4 tbsp butter chopped
1 cup SHARP grated cheddar
1 c milk (plus extra for brushing bread top)
3/4 c water
Heat oven to 375F. Sift four into food processor add salt, sugar and butter pulse until coarse crumbs. Transfer to bowl add liquids and mix until sticky dough. Turn out onto floured board and knead until smooth about 2 mins. Place on floured baking sheet and form into a 9 inch circle (or split here into two loaves and make two balls). Cut a X on top, brush with milk, bake 45 mins, cool on wire rack.
this makes a behemoth loaf of bread, one slice you can cut in two and make a decent sized sammy out of it… next time I might try splitting the dough into two smaller loaves.