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Plaited cheese and herb bread

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About the bake

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

1Total Time
25Prep Time
35Bake Time
A little effort


  1. Step 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. Step 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. Step 3:

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

  4. Step 4:

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

  5. Step 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. Step 6:

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

  7. Step 7:

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


  • For the bread

    • 500g Allinson's Strong white bread flour
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 1 tsp Unrefined golden granulated sugar
    • 15g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 7g Easy bake yeast
    • 325ml Warm water
    • 10g Dried mixed herbs (basil, parsley, oregano, chopped finely)
    • 25g Parmesan
  • For the top

    • 1 Egg(s) (free range) (for the glaze)
    • 10g Cheddar cheese (grated)

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