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Offline Katiej

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Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread
« on: October 26, 2013, 08:34:22 am »
Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread

I got the idea for this bread from several recipes Iíve seen for jalapeno cheese bread.  I didnít really use a recipe, but made it up using the quantities/methods of other bread recipes on the forum.

It was delicious and crusty, as I cooked it in a very hot cast iron pot. Whilst I could taste the chilli flavour there wasnít any chilli heat , so Iíll have to make it again adding more chillies next time!  The cheese flavour definitely came through.

Ingredients
300g white bakerís flour
100g wholegrain spelt flour
100g grated cheddar cheese
1 small teaspoon salt
1 small teaspoon sugar
2 Ĺ teaspoons dry yeast
Fresh red chillies (to taste), chopped finely Ė I used 3 chillies, but next time Iíll use more
300g warm water (or more, if needed)

Method

1. Place all ingredients (except water) into bowl and mix 5 seconds, speed 6.

2. Add water and knead  :: for 4 minutes.

3. Leave in bowl, place in a warm spot until it doubles in size (about an hour).

4. Tip dough onto a floured surface and knead slightly, shape into a ball and then roll lightly in semolina.

5. Place the ball of dough onto a large piece of baking paper and leave to rise again (I put mine into a mixing bowl about the same size as my cast iron pot, so it when it rose it was the shape I wanted).

6. Place your cast iron pot (lid on) into the oven and preheat to 220 degrees.

7. After 30 minutes, sprinkle the top of the dough with some extra flour and slash the top with a knife, carefully using oven gloves pick up the dough using the baking paper and place it into the pot, put the lid on and bake at 220 degrees for 30 minutes.

8. After 30 minutes take the lid of the pot and bake for another 15 minutes or so, until the bread is cooked.

Be careful the pot and lid will be very hot

Katie from Adelaide, SA

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Re: Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2013, 08:36:18 am »


My DH used some of it to make me a delicious breakfast.
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Re: Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 08:37:25 am »
This looks delicious Katie. I can't wait to try it. Clever you.
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Re: Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013, 08:39:56 am »
What a superb loaf Katie.Just look at that crust :o Just gorgeous 8)
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Re: Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 08:53:01 am »
That looks and sounds great Katie I'll definitely add it to my list.

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Re: Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2013, 08:57:26 am »
Katie had just taken this out of the oven when I arrived yesterday.  It looked amazing and the smell of the cheese was soooo good  ;D 

Love how DH spoilt you with breakfast Katie  ;)
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Re: Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2013, 10:42:55 am »
Beautiful Katie.

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Re: Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2013, 11:26:56 am »
That bread looks delicious Katie. Did you add the chilli seeds or discard them?

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Re: Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2013, 12:55:01 pm »
I added the seeds as well MF.
I had one jalapeŮo, one harbanero and one unidentified chilli. They were from the freezer and perhaps they have lost their heat.
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Re: Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2013, 11:32:10 pm »
Fantastic looking bread :)
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Re: Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2013, 12:25:10 am »
Mmmmmm yummy, this is on my lit to try.
Thank you for sharing  :)

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Re: Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2013, 01:02:35 am »
A nice looking loaf Katie.  Sounds very tasty.
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Re: Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2013, 03:10:02 am »
Yum! On my to do list!

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Re: Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2013, 03:51:23 am »
All my chillies are in the freezer sat the moment. We had so many last year and the chilli bushes are just re shooting.
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Re: Crusty Cheese & Chilli Bread
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2013, 08:24:04 am »
Just in the oven now ...
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