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Bacon and spinach loaf

Bacon and spinach marry together wonderfully in this savoury loaf which has the added bonus of being topped with cheddar cheese.

Bacon and spinach loaf topped with cheddar
Prep: 30 MINS
Bake: 30 MINS
Makes: 1
Skill Level: EASY

Ingredients

  • 100g Bacon rasher(s)
  • 0.5 Onion(s) (chopped )
  • 450g Very strong white bread flour
  • 1 tsp Unrefined golden granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Easy bake yeast sachet ((7g))
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg (grated )
  • 100g Spinach (roughly chopped )
  • 15ml Olive oil
  • 150ml Warm water
  • 50g Cheddar cheese (grated )


The Method

STEP 1
Fry the bacon and onion for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and cut up the bacon into small pieces.

STEP 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.

STEP 3
Mix to a soft dough and knead for 5 minutes or 10 minutes if you have mixed by hand.

STEP 4
Shape into a round loaf and score into 8 sections.

STEP 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).

STEP 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.

STEP 7
Leave to cool and enjoy.


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