It’s National Baking Week! We will be posting some of our favourite baking recipes. Baking is great fun and something that all the family can get involved with.
Why not start of it off with this yummy bread recipe that is perfect to make with the kids!
Cheesy Bread Rolls
Makes 6 bread shapes
These are good fun for children to make as they love to knead the dough and mould it into animal shapes. On a cool morning, you might like to consider warming them in the oven before eating.
For the bread
225 g (8 oz) strong plain flour (plus plain flour to dust)
A pinch of salt
½ tablespoon fast action yeast sachet
½ teaspoon caster sugar
1 teaspoon dried mustard powder
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
150 ml (¼ pint) water
50 g (2 oz) Red Leicestershire cheese, grated
25 g (1 oz) mature Cheddar cheese, grated
1 spring onion, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
Sift the flour, mustard and salt into a mixing bowl. Place the yeast in a mixing bowl, pour over the warm water, stir in the sugar and mix with a fork. Allow to stand until the yeast has dissolved and starts to foam (about 10 minutes). Stir in the oil and gradually mix in the flour mixture. If the dough is sticky, add a little extra flour. Transfer to a floured work surface and knead gently for about 5 minutes to make a smooth, pliable dough. Gradually knead the grated cheese and spring onion into the dough to give it a streaky effect.
Shape the dough into rolls or animal shapes and transfer put them onto a greased baking tray. Cover loosely with a tea-towel and then put them in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 300c/ 400F/ Gas Mark 6. Brush the risen dough with beaten egg and add currants for eyes. Sprinkle the tops with sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or grated cheese. Bake in an oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. They are done if they sound hollow when tapped underneath. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.