|How to make cheesy herb bread|
Cheesy herb bread (makes 10 rolls or 1 loaf)
360g plain flour (white or a mixture of white & wholemeal)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp dried herbs (I used rosemary in this one)*
60g grated cheese (cheddar works well - if you use a saltier cheese like parmesan you may want to reduce the salt you add to the bread)
1 tbsp runny honey or maple syrup
1 bottle of beer = roughly 300ml (I used Becks Vier)
1 egg, beaten, to glaze the bread before baking
*for the garlic bread version, simply replace the herbs with 3 cloves of garlic, crushed and lightly fried
- Preheat the oven to 170 C.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, dried herbs, cheese and honey/maple syrup.
- Add the beer little by little, stirring as you go along. You may not need all the beer - the dough should be sticky but not liquid (see pic 1).
- Lightly grease a round spring form (8 or 9 inch).**
- With a large spoon, take some of the mixture and with the help of some additional flour shape into a ball - this may be quite sticky but just use a little more flour to make it a bit easier.
- Place the dough ball into the spring form and continue until you have used up all the dough and filled the spring form.
- Brush the bread with beaten egg and sprinkle some more dried herbs on top.
- Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, then leave to cool for a few minutes before serving.
(recipe adapted from mapleleafmommy.com)