Helen’s Home Cooking: Video and Recipe for Cheese n Onion Bread and Lamb Broth

We are on holiday, so this weeks recipe is one of our evening meals, with the soup being kept as simple as possible.

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Cheese n Onion Bread

serves 4

Find the video here

  • 600g of strong bread flour
  • 2½ tsps of fast acting yeast
  • 300mls of lukewarm water
  • 1tsp of salt
  • 2tbls of oil, I use rapeseed or olive oil
  • 100g of strong cheddar
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • Into a large bowl measure your flour, yeast and salt keeping those two ingredients separate
  • Add the cheese and onion and gently mix through
  • Create a well in the centre and add the oil and ¾ of the water
  • Bring all the ingredients together adding more water if needed
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until the dough feels smooth and complient
  • Put into a lightly oiled bowl, cover and leave somewhere warm to rise (prove) this will take between 1 hour and 1½
  • Knock the bread back with your knuckles
  • Turn out onto a tray and shape into a round, tucking the edges in as you go
  • Set aside to rise again for around 1hr
  • With a sharp knife score a cross in the top, sprinkle over some flour
  • In a pre heated oven 220°C 400°F Gas mark 5/6 bake for 25mins
  • Carefully remove and tap the bottom, your bread should sound hollow, cook for a further 5mins if required.

Lamb Broth

  • 2-2½ pints of Lamb stock or other
  • 1 packet of Scotty Brand Broth vegetable mix with Barley
  • 1 leak sliced
  • ½ cup of rice (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper as required
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • 25g of butter
  1. In a large pan melt the butter
  2. Add the leak and saute for a few minutes
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to the boil and cook for approx 1½hrs
  4. Salt and pepper to taste


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