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Cheese and basil pinwheel bread

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3 Reviews

Total Time
1h 30m
Prep Time
Bake Time
Makes 2
Makes 2

About the bake

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

9 ingredients7 steps


    1. Step 1

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

    2. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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. Step 5

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

    6. Step 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. Step 7

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


      • 500gVery strong wholemeal bread flour 
      • 1Easy bake yeast sachet ((7g)) 
      • 300mlWarm water 
      • 50mlOlive oil 
      • 1.5 tspSalt 
      • 1 tspBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
      • 150gCheddar cheese (cubed) 
      • 50gCheddar cheese (grated) 
      • Basil leaves ((a couple of handfuls)) 

    3 Baker Ratings

    Lovely very easy and doesn’t last long. But should step 7 come before step 6

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    My grandchildren love this bread. It disappeared very quickly

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