Quick and easy cheddar and bacon loaf

Quick and easy cheddar and bacon loaf
  • Serves icon Makes a 450g loaf
  • Time icon Takes 40 minutes

This easy bread recipe doesn’t require any kneading or proving – it makes a wonderful cheesy loaf and only takes 40 minutes from start to finish.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
174kcals
Fat
6.5g (3g saturated)
Protein
7.2g
Carbohydrates
23.1g
Fibre
1.4g
Salt
1.6g
Calories
174kcals
Fat
6.5g (3g saturated)
Protein
7.2g
Carbohydrates
23.1g
Fibre
1.4g
Salt
1.6g

Per slice

Ingredients

  • Butter, for greasing
  • 6 rashers streaky bacon
  • 275g plain flour
  • 1 level tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pinch of English mustard powder
  • 50g mature cheddar, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 225ml milk, plus 1 tbsp
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/fan180C/gas 6. Grease the base and sides of a 450g loaf tin and line the base with baking paper.
  2. Snip 4 slices of bacon into strips and dry-fry in a pan until crisp, then cool.
  3. Meanwhile, put the flour, baking powder, salt and mustard powder into a bowl and stir. Add the cheese, bacon, egg, milk and parsley. Stir well with a wooden spoon until it has a soft dropping consistency – add extra milk, if needed.
  4. Spread in the tin, add the remaining slices of bacon on top of the loaf and bake for 25-35 minutes, until risen, golden brown and just firm to the touch. Serve warm or cold, with butter and cheese, if you like.

delicious. tips

  1. Best eaten within a day for freshness.

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