There is nothing more satisfying than a slice of freshly baked homemade bread with a sliver of butter. Bread is one of the great joys of life. In fact, bread is life. Unless of course you have specific health issues or following a strict low-carb diet. All I can say is that you are missing out.
The whiff of homemade bread that hovers in the kitchen as it bakes will make you salivate. And it is even more satisfying if you baked it yourself from scratch.
Making bread can be intimidating as there is a science to it. If you are not an experienced baker and are new to making homemade bread, then have no fear. I promise you that my homemade cheese and onion bread is super easy to make as it involves no kneading. There are no complicated steps and it doesn’t take hours to rise. Plus the outside is crusty while the inside is soft and packed with so much delicious flavours.
This homemade cheese and onion bread will make the perfect sandwich or enjoy as is without any toppings.
Homemade Cheese and Onion Bread
Crusty on the outside, soft on the inside and packed with delicious flavour
Prep time: 20 min Baking time: 35 – 40 min
3 cups of cake flour (you can also use white bread flour)
15ml brown sugar
1 sachet instant yeast
½ tsp onion powder
5ml dried parsley
5ml garlic and herb spice
½ cup grated cheddar cheese
½ cup finely chopped onion
500ml lukewarm water
30ml cooking oil
In a mixing bowl sift flour, sugar and salt together. Add yeast, cheese, onion, parsley, onion powder and garlic and herb spice. Then add lukewarm water and oil and stir well to combine all ingredients. Grease a 23cm loaf tin and spoon mixture into it. Cover with a cloth and allow to rise in a warm place for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200°C and bake for 35 – 40 minutes until golden brown. Remove bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes only. (This is to prevent the bottom of the bread from turning soggy) Turn out of wire rack and allow to cool further.