Cheese & Pickle Tear & Share Bread
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Cheese & Pickle Tear & Share Bread stuffed with cheese, ham & pickle – a delicious ready made sandwich for picnics & packed lunches!
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 16
Bread dough:
  • 500 g strong white bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Approx 250 ml tepid water
  • ½ jar of chutney or pickle (I used Proper Finely Chopped Pickle from the English Provender Co)
  • 4 to 6 slices of the ham of your choice (I used Wiltshire)
  • Approx 250 g grated cheese (I used Red Leicester)
You will need:
  • A greased and lined 28 cm x 32 cm (11″ x 12.5″) roasting/baking tin
  1. I make the bread dough in my KitchenAid with a dough hook fitted but the dough can easily be mixed by hand.
  2. Add flour, salt, sugar and yeast to the mixing bowl of your stand mixer, make a well add the oil and water.
  3. Mix on slow speed number 1 for 1 to 2 minutes then increase to number 2 speed and mix for a further 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Check your dough is ready by using the windowpane test.
  5. Place your dough in a large greased bowl and cover.
  6. Leave to rest in a warm place for about one and a half hours or until doubled in size.
  7. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and divide into 2.
  8. Roll out each piece into a rectangle about 40 x 15 cm (16″ x 6″).
  9. Spread the chutney over both rectangles of dough.
  10. Sprinkle the grated cheese evenly over both rectangles and top with ham slices.
  11. Starting from a long side, lightly roll up each of the dough rectangles like a swiss roll or jelly roll. With a sharp knife cut each roll into 8 even slices.
  12. Lay slices flat in the greased roasting tin. Leave an even space between the slices - they will expand horizontally as they rise.
  13. Leave to rise from approximately 30 to 45 minutes until well risen.
  14. Preheat Oven to 400°F / 200°C / Gas Mark 6
  15. Bake in the oven 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown.
Preparation time does not include rising time.
Cheese & Pickle Tear & Share Bread freezes well.
Recipe by Tales From The Kitchen Shed at