Easy Cheese and Herb Bread

This Easy Cheese and Herb Bread is ready in less than half and hour and you don't need yeast. It tastes like a rich, dense and comforting savory scone. You don't need to use low fat cheese and butter, but it does reduce the fat and calorie content.

This is another brilliant recipe I have picked up from Sharon, who teaches the Healthy Eating BTEC course which I am doing. Like all her recipes it's quick, easy, healthy and one you can make for the whole family.

Easy Cheese and Herb Bread: Make 8 servings:

Time:  10 mins prep + 15 mins baking
Cost:  22p per serving*
Calories:  224 per serving*

*based on 8 servings

  • 190g self-raising white flour
  • 60g self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 40g lighter butter
  • 75 - 100g mature reduced fat cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 medium egg, whisked (1 tsp reserved for glazing)
  • 125 milk
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs e.g. rosemary, thyme
  • 1 tsp rolled oats for sprinkling (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 6 / 200 C. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Rub the flour and butter together until is resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the cheese, herbs, salt and pepper and mix well.
  3. Add the egg (reserving 1 tsp for glazing), mustard and garlic if using. Gradually add the milk and mix with a fork until you have a smooth dough. Be careful not to add the milk too quickly as it will become sticky.
  4. Knead the dough on a floured surface lightly until smooth. Shape into eight small rolls or one large round roll and cut it into eight pieces. Brush with the remaining egg and sprinkle with oats of you like.
  5. Bake in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes until well risen and golden.

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