Plaited cheese and herb bread

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  • 17 Reviews

    5 star rating

The herbs compliment this lovely loaf perfectly. Spend a little time making this bread to impress your family.


  1. Gently combine all of the bread ingredients together to form a dough, gradually add the water until you reach the desired consistency (you may not require the full amount).

  2. Knead the dough in a mixer with a dough hook attachment for 5 minutes or by hand for 10 minutes. If mixing by hand knead for a further 5 minutes.

  3. Split the dough into 3 equal pieces and roll into long sausage shapes, equal in length.

  4. Plait the strands of dough together and tuck the ends underneath the dough to hold in place.

  5. Place the dough on an oiled baking tray and glaze with the egg. Cover the dough with a lightly oiled cling film then prove until double in size.

  6. Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5).

  7. Sprinkle grated cheddar cheese over the top of the loaf. Bake for 35 minutes until golden.

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  1. 5 star rating

    Great bread. Only change to the recipe I make is to add only two tablespoons of herbs as 10g would be almost all of a jar. Too much for us. It’s delicious with fresh basil or thyme too.

  2. 5 star rating

    Making this for the second time today and trying it with some roasted garlic. Great recipe, easy to follow, and gives great results!

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  4. 5 star rating

    Absolutely amazing!!! Will certainly reccomend it to friends

  5. 5 star rating

    Love this recipe, it's easy to make and it's delicious!

  6. 5 star rating

    Delicious bread and looks great.

  7. 5 star rating

    Amazing bread I can't believe it came out perfectly 5 star

  8. 5 star rating

    So amazing! Did a 5 plait and its gorgeous. And delicious obviously

  9. 5 star rating

    Fab recipe. Easy to follow and great final results. It wasn’t too long or complicated a recipe to follow either so even a novice like me could be successful! Thanks!

  10. 5 star rating

    I used this for my GCSE NEA 2 exam - i would 100% recommend this recipe to anyone👌😉

  11. 5 star rating

    Just tried this recipe with my younger sister - super easy stuff!!! I’ve never plaited bread before, and it looked amaze!! Super tasty! Beautiful bread that with the slightest changes to the recipe will still taste brilliant!!! 🥖🥖🥖

  12. 5 star rating

    Great recipe just leaving out the herbs though!

  13. 5 star rating

    Great recipe!

  14. 5 star rating

    nice and quick.

  15. 5 star rating

    absoluteness beautiful bread, my first time plaiting bread and it looked proffesional

  16. 5 star rating

    i loved the way this came out i used this fro my gcse nea 2 and it had a lovely result

  17. 5 star rating

    Love this recipe for easy plaited bread. Made a version with wholegrain mustard and black pepper, really good.

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