Bacon and spinach loaf topped with cheddar - recipe

Bacon and spinach loaf topped with cheddar

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  1. 1

    Fry the bacon and onion for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and cut up the bacon into small pieces.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 100g Bacon rasher(s)
    • ½ Onion(s) chopped
  2. 2

    Place all of the ingredients (except cheddar cheese) into a mixer with a dough hook attached. If mixing by hand put the flour, bacon, onion, spinach, sugar, salt and nutmeg into a bowl. Add the yeast and mix to a soft dough with the water and oil.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 450g Very strong white bread flour
    • 1tsp Salt
    • 1 Easy bake yeast sachet (7g)
    • 1tsp Nutmeg grated
    • 100g Spinach roughly chopped
    • 15ml Olive oil
    • 150ml Warm water
  3. 3

    Mix to a soft dough and knead for 5 minutes or 10 minutes if you have mixed by hand.

  4. 4

    Shape into a round loaf and score into 8 sections.

  5. 5

    Cover with oiled cling film and leave to prove in a warm place until doubled in size. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 220°C (fan 200°C, gas mark 7).

  6. 6

    Sprinkle the loaf with the grated cheese and place in the oven, reducing the temperature to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 6). Bake for 25-30 mins or until the loaf sounds hollow when the bottom is tapped.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 50g Cheddar cheese grated
  7. 7

    Leave to cool and enjoy.

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