Cheese & Onion Loaves – My Family Ties

Last week on GBBO was bread week and as I am not fantastic at bread making I was worried that it would be a bit of a disaster! I decided to make some cheese and onion loaves as I knew the flavour combination with the added parsley would be a hit with my family. I like the combination of bread flours, and the taste of the loaves when warm is delicious, perfect as an addition to your favourite soup or stew. 

I did have a little disaster with the recipe when I baked it as the loaves didn’t rise as much as I would have liked, but baking is all about trial and error and I have been practicing with different bread recipes all week. I think it was in the proving and the fact my kitchen wasn’t hot enough while I was proving the bread, never mind though as I have learned for next time.

cheese and onion loaves

I have been inspired by the new series of GBBO and am baking along with Jenny from Mummy Mishaps and the #GBBOBloggers2015 which has been really fun and tasty for my family too! All the ingredients for this recipe I bought from Tesco see the photo below for all the ingredients I used , it’s a very economical recipe to make and as is makes four large loaves it will last you well – unless you have teenagers in the house as mine ate almost a whole loaf in one day!

cheese and onion loaves

cheese and onion loaves


  • 375g strong white bread flour
  • 125g strong wholemeal bread flour
  • 10g table salt
  • 10g instant yeast
  • 30g unsalted softened butter
  • 330 ml cool water
  • 1-2 spring onions finely chopped
  • 4-5 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 120g grated cheddar cheese


  • Add the flours to a mixing bowl with the yeast at one side and the salt at the other. Add in the butter and two thirds of the water and mix with your hands to combine.
  • Continue to slowly add the remaining water and pick up the rest of the flour mixture, you may not need all the water.
  • Once the dough has come together tip out onto a floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes or add to your food mixer with the dough attachment.
  • The dough will be ready once soft and smooth.
  • Add to an oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave to prove for about 1 hour.
  • Once risen and doubled in size add the flavourings and knead in until combined . 
  • When all the ingredients are evenly combined divide the dough into four pieces and shape them into ovals.
  • Dust with flour and slash the loaves lengthways deeply.
  • Add the four loaves to prepared baking trays lined with baking paper leaving plenty of room either for the loaves to spread.
  • Preheat your oven to 220C / Gas Mark 7 
  • Place a plastic bag over each baking tray and prove for another hour, remove the bags sprinkle with flour and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve and Enjoy!

cheese and onion loaves

cheese and onion loaves
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  1. August 24, 2015 / 9:37 am

    this bread looks delicious Caroline and would be so good served alongside some homemade soup!
    thank you for linking up x

    • August 25, 2015 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny it was great to link up with your challenge 🙂

  2. August 24, 2015 / 12:39 pm

    I do wish I could eat these lovely bakes again because they sound delicious! Your bread looks really good x

    • August 25, 2015 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you very much Hannah, I am planning some gluten free bakes soon 🙂

  3. August 24, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    Lovely looking bread – you should be really pleased Caroline!

    • August 25, 2015 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you very much Carrie, they tasted really good even if they didn't look perfect! 🙂

  4. August 24, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    Mmm, he flavours in your loaves,sound great. Perfect with salads and cheese!

    • August 25, 2015 / 9:49 pm

      Thanks so much Lucy, it was really great to bake some bread again and the loaves turned out better than I thought! 🙂

  5. August 24, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    Another great recipe. I can almost taste the pictures!

    • August 25, 2015 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you so much Stevey – very kind 🙂

  6. August 24, 2015 / 7:32 pm

    Yum, this recipe looks lovely, will give it a try x

    • August 25, 2015 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you very much it's an easy to follow recipe and that's the beauty for me – as well as being very tasty for lunch !

  7. August 24, 2015 / 10:27 pm

    I've been looking forward to your next installment of what you've baked – and you haven't disappointed! I can visualise the butter melting into the warm bread – and then me scoffing the whole loaf before anyone gets home! Baking? me? No, it must be next door!

    • August 25, 2015 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks so much Diane – there really is nothing quite like freshly baked bread and one slice is really never enough I totally agree! 🙂

  8. August 26, 2015 / 10:04 am

    May give this a go over the Bank Holiday weekend, looks delicious!

  9. September 6, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    This bread looks so tempting, a great recipe!

  10. February 22, 2016 / 11:53 am

    These loaves look delicious!