Great British Bake Off Student Style: Cheesy Garlic Bread


Cheese. And garlic bread. What could be better than this match made in carb heaven. Whether you’re trying to show off to your mates, or want a gluttonous late night snack, anything covered with stringy, melted cheese is the one. So, below, I share with you the ultimate easy and relatively quick bread recipe. Whether you want to over-indulge yourself, or have this as a tasty side for your Italian feast, this is the one for you.

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Image: Google Images



  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 7g sachet/1½ tsp fast-action yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 25g soft butter
  • 100g mature cheddar, grated
  • Handful thyme



  1. Measure the flour, yeast and salt into a large bowl.
  2. Mix 300ml hand-hot water with the oil and honey in a jug, then pour into the dry mix, stirring all the time to make a soft dough.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, then knead for 5 mins until the dough no longer feels sticky, sprinkling with a little more flour as you need it.
  4. Now stretch it to fit the Swiss roll tin.
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    Image: Google Images
  5.  Mix the garlic with the butter, then dot over the dough.
  6. Sprinkle over the cheese and snipover the thyme.
  7. Cover the bread with lightly oiled cling film, then leave in a warm place to rise for 40 minutes.
  8. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas
  9. Remove the cling film, then bake the bread for 30 minutes until golden and risen.
  10. Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then cut into 12 pieces and serve.

Recipe from BBC GoodFood.


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