Cheese and garlic tear-and-share bread

This cheesy, garlicky tear-and-share bread is great for picnics and other get-togethers. Top with dried oregano, poppy seeds or sesame seeds, depending on your preference.


  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for oiling
  • 350g/12oz strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 150g/5½oz plain flour
  • 7g dried fast-action yeast
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 250ml/9fl oz full-fat milk, plus extra for glazing
  • 1 tbsp malt extract
  • 25g/1oz unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 150g/5½oz cheddar, grated
  • 3 tsp dried oregano, poppy seeds or sesame seeds

To serve

  • 50g/1¾oz butter
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh flatleaf parsley
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cheese and garlic tear-and-share bread

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