Cheese and Onion Tear and Share Loaf - Great British Bake Off - Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood

I have been excited for this season of The Great British Bake Off to come back for a long time,and finally, as of last week, the fifth series of the show started *cheers*.

 I feel as if the YouTuber Lucy Wood's tweets accurately describe my feelings: 

So today I dug out my Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood recipe books and wanted to bake an honorary recipe. My family are coming over so I decided to bake a bread which they all can share, rightfully called the 'Cheese and Onion Tear and Share Loaf'. 

On to the Recipe (which I altered a little)
450g wholemeal strong bread flour
1 &1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp caster sugar 
7g past-action dried yeast
300ml lukewarm water (may need a little more)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, thinly slice and halved
150g mature grated cheddar cheese

1. Place the flour and sugar into a large bowl and make a well/hole in the middle.
2. Add the 1tbsp of the vegetable oil into the well.
3. Mix the water and yeast together until the yeast has dissolved and gradually add to the flour mixture until you have a soft but not sticky dough. 
4. Cover with clingfilm and leave it to rest for 10 minutes.
5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured worktop.
6. Knead for around 5 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. 
7. Shape into a ball and place into an oiled bowl and cover with clingfilm. 
8. Leave it to rise in a warm place for an hour until it has doubled in size. 
9. Punch down the dough and kneed it until it is smooth.
10. Divide it into 19 even pieces.
11. Shape them into disks around 7.5cm wide. 
12. Fill the disks evenly with the cheese (leaving some to put on top at the end) and onion. 
13. pull the dough over the cheese mixture and form into a ball with it in the center and is sealed completely. 
14. Arrange the balls on a prepared baking tray in a structure similar to honeycomb (3,4,5,4 length ways) and 3 horizontally 2 cm apart- or if that's too difficult or you don't have a big enough tray just spread them out so they are 2cm apart in any order as long as after proving they are touching. 
15. Let them rise in a warm place for 45 minutes. 
16. Towards the end of the rising time turn the oven to to 190C / 375F / Gas Mark 5. 
17. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the bread 
18. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until golden brown. 

There you have it, a cheese and onion loaf, easy and mess free to serve. Enjoy xx


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