Cheese and basil pinwheel bread

  • Total Time

    1h 30m
    • Prep Time

      1h 0m
    • Bake Time

      30m
  • Makes

    2

  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • 1 Review

    5 star rating

This cheese and basil pinwheel bread recipe is great to take on picnics and share with family and friends!

Method

  1. Mix the flour, salt and caster sugar in a large bowl. Stir in the oil, followed by the yeast.

  2. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture. Add most of the water and mix together until a soft dough starts to form (add a little extra water if needed – you want a soft but not too sticky dough). Turn the dough onto a very lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.

  3. Cut the dough in half and roll each piece into a 30cm x 25cm rectangle. Scatter the cubed cheese and basil leaves between the 2 rectangles. Gently roll up to form a long sausage and place on a non-stick baking tray with the seam on the bottom. Scatter the tops with the grated cheese.

  4. Cover loosely with oiled cling film and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, then remove the cling film.

  5. Preheat the oven to 220°C (fan 200°C, gas mark 7).

  6. Place the bread in the centre of the pre-heated oven and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 6) and bake for a further 10/15 minutes until the breads have risen, are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped underneath.

  7. Cut into slices just before baking and arrange on a tray to form a large savoury version of a Chelsea bun!

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Reviews

  1. 5 star rating

    Made this quite a number of times always goes down well. Lovely lunchtime snack and i also like it with homemade Tomato Soup

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Recipe Alternatives

Ciabatta

  • Total

    40m
  • Serves

    2
  • Skill

    Intermediate
  • Diet

Rating

4 star rating

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