Cheese and Onion Bread

This tasty bread, combining Double Gloucester with onion, makes a great savoury snack.
By Paul Hollywood
Cheese and Onion Bread
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  • Serves: 1 loaf
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes Plus 3 hrs for proving
  • Effort: medium



  • 250 g strong bread flour
  • 250 g wholemeal flour
  • 10 g salt
  • 2 tsp fast action dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 300ml-450ml warm water
  • 100 g double gloucester cheese, 75g finely cubed, 25g grated
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped


1. Sift the white flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the wholemeal flour, salt and yeast.

2. Rub in the olive oil. Pour in half the water and bring together to make a soft, pliable dough, adding more water as required.

3. Cover and leave in a warm place to rise for 1-2 hours, until doubled in size.

4. Knock back the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead in the cubed cheese and chopped onion.

5. Shape the dough into a rounded loaf. Cut slashes across the top and sprinkle over the grated cheese.

6. Place on an oiled baking sheet and leave to prove for a further hour.

7. Preheat the oven to 200ÂșC/Gas 6. Bake the bread for 25 minutes until browned and cooked through. Cool on a rack before serving.

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