Home baked bread can be a real pleasure to make and eat, not to mention the wonderful aromas as they waft through the house.
I enjoy specialty bread with tomatoes, olives, cheese or combinations that work for me and it’s perfect to bake with the kids on a rainy day or scrumptious with a BBQ!
I love to bake my own bread and in years past I used to bake bread every week using fresh yeast, but these days my time is in short supply and so I adapt.
Ready to bake bread mixes are just perfect for adapting, this time I’ve used a mixture of multi seeded bread mix with a white bread mix but you can choose what suits your lifestyle the best.
I’ve used delicatessen green olives stuffed with pimento for this recipe and I’ve chosen vintage cheddar cheese but you can choose what you enjoy.
Form a ball with your dough and gently model a rounded body with a pointy nose. Using a pair of scissors snip along the body making hedgehog spines.
Take the dough ball and cut approximately one third off, rolling both into balls.
Place the smaller ball on top of the larger one, then take a well-floured wooden spoon handle or your finger and push the small ball into the larger ball and give it a gentle twist.
Now slash along the sides of the loaf with a knive, but not too deep to make patterns on the loaf.
I hope you enjoy your bread making and try different styles and ingredients as I do, it’s so simple and good fun to make, full of flavour for any occasion, BBQ’s or just served warm with butter. Happy baking!