Parmesan bread

Easy, peasy, cheesy. Firstly, you’ll need to go back in time and buy a breadmaker. It does all the hard work for you. The result is a soft cheesy pillow with a light, crispy crust. Eat with pasta to mop up the sauce, or on its own with butter. See below…

What to use

  • 300g strong flour – I used half wholemeal, half white
  • 40g grated parmesan – you could use more if you want a stronger cheese flavour
  • 3/4 teaspoon yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oil or butter – I used avocado oil but olive or sunflower are also fine
  • 240ml water

How to use it

I used the breadmaker on a setting that kneads and rises for just over 2 hours. That means all of the above ingredients go into the pan, you shut the lid, turn it on and let the machine take over while you do something more useful for a couple of hours. Like drink tea and watch the increasingly gory Sons of Anarchy. Gemma’s use of a carving fork will not make an appearance on the blog.

When the dough is ready, heat the oven to 180C fan. Put the dough into a 2lb loaf tin, grate over a bit more cheese, and bake for 30 minutes. I use a Mason Cash terracotta loaf baking vessel.




Too much butter?


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