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Bacon Cheddar Pull-Apart Bread

13 Nov

Bacon Cheddar Pull-Apart Bread

Serves 2


250g bread or pizza dough (1/2 a pound)
3 rashers of fatty, streaky bacon
3/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated plus 1/4 cup extra cheese, for sprinkling
2 spears of spring onion (shallots), finely chopped
40g butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 180 C.


  1. In a cast iron frying pan (skillet), fry the bacon on a low heat, so that the fat renders off and the bacon gets really brown and crispy. Put the bacon on a few pieces of kitchen paper to drain. Once it cools, break it up into small pieces. Don’t drain the fat from the frying pan (yet!).
  2. Cut the dough into about 20 small pieces. Put it into a large bowl and pour the melted butter over the top. Also pour in any excess bacon fat from the frying pan.
  3. Add the bacon pieces, 3/4 cup of grated cheddar and the chopped spring onion to the dough and butter mixture. Mix everything together well.
  4. Spoon the mixture back into the fatty cast iron frying pan in an even layer. Sprinkle the extra cheddar over the top.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the top is golden.

Cheddar Scallion Cornbread

12 Nov

Cheddar and Scallion Cornbread
About 8 servings

1 and 1/4 cup cornmeal (not stone-ground)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 ounces extra (or extra-extra sharp) cheddar cheese, grated
2-3 scallions, thinly sliced
2/3 cup whole milk
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Generously grease a round 9-inch cake pan; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  4.  Gently fold in the grated cheddar cheese and scallions, mixing until combined.
  5. In another medium bowl, whisk together the milk, buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, whisking until just combined.
  7. Bake until a tester inserted into the center of the cornbread comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes.

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

12 Nov

Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Makes 10-12 biscuits

2 cups buttermilk biscuit mix
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
2/3 cup milk
2 tbs. butter
2 tsp. chopped parsley
1/2 tsp. garlic salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together buttermilk biscuit mix, milk, 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder, and 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese. Drop into balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 2 tbs. of butter and mix in parsley and garlic salt. Brush mixture onto each biscuit and bake for an additional 6 minutes or until they are lightly browned.