Easy cheesy bread

If you’re wary about making bread because of the time required to rise the dough, try this non-yeasted bread. It’s quick and easy to throw together, and tastes delicious with a generous layer of berry jam.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 45 mins cooking
  • Makes 1
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  • 3/4 cup unsweetened yoghurt
  • 1 egg
  • 50 gram butter, melted
  • 2 cup high-grade flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 100 gram grated or crumbled tasty cheese (parmesan, blue vein, cheddar, feta)
  • milk or water, to brush
  • salt to sprinkle
  • butter and fruit jam, to serve


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a loaf tin with baking paper. Grease the bottom and sides of the tin.
  • 2
    Beat the yoghurt, egg and melted butter together.
  • 3
    Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add the cheese and combine. Pour in the yoghurt mix, then stir until just combined.
  • 4
    Spoon into the loaf tin and smooth the top with the back of a moistened spoon. Brush with milk or water, then sprinkle with salt.
  • 5
    Bake for about 45 minutes, then turn out and cook on a wire rack for a further 15 minutes, or until the bread sounds hollow when knocked.
  • 6
    Serve cut into thick slices with lashings of butter and jam. The loaf can be eaten hot or cold.


Always use high-grade flour when making bread. It has a higher gluten content, which is important for achieving a decent and stable rise for your dough. Try cheese bread served with warm jam. It's sweet, salty and delicious!

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