- 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 200ºC/Gas 6. Bake the bread for 25 minutes until browned and cooked through. Cool on a rack before serving.
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