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Tomato Cheddar Bread baked with tomato paste, cheese, spices and herbs is simply a flavourful, delicious bread. Enjoy with some soup or use it to make sandwiches.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine International
Servings 1 loaf


  • 3 cups wholewheat flour
  • 1 tbsp vital wheat gluten
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 2 tsp instant dry active yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • ¼ cup tiny cheddar cheese cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • extra flour for dusting
  • extra oil for greasing


  • Put the flour in a big bowl. Add salt, sugar, vital wheat gluten, garlic powder, mixed herbs, chilli flakes and yeast. Mix well.
  • Add oil  and tomato paste to the flour and mix into the flour.
  • Add the warm water and make a dough.
  • Knead the dough for 10 to 15 minutes or use the kneading machine.
  • Lightly oil the bowl and make the dough into a ball. Rub oil over it.
  • Place the dough in the bowl and cover it with a cling film or a damp tea towel.
  • Place the dough in a warm place. Let it rise till its double the size. This will take about 1-1½ hours depending on how humid and warm your place is.
  • Dust a board or worktop very lightly with flour. Place the dough on it and knead it gently for a few seconds.
  • Add the cheese cubes and fold gently.
  • Grease a loaf tin (9X5 inch) or a baking tray with little oil.
  • Place the dough in the prepared tin. Or you can shape it into a round ball and place it on the greased baking tray.
  • Cover it with a damp tea towel and allow the bread to rise. If you've shaped it into a ball, best to cover it with a big bowl.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Gently brush the top with milk or water.
  • Place the risen dough in the oven to bake. BAke at 200°C for 10 minutes.Then lower the temperature and bake further for 20-25 minutes or till the top is dark golden brown.
  • When you tap the bottom of the bread, it should sound hollow if its done.
  • Place the loaf on a wire rack to cool.
  • Serve with soup or use it to make sandwiches.


  • Make the dough into any shape you like.
  • Add sliced olives if you like.
  • Use a cheese of your choice.
  • Can add pine nuts, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds for added crunch.
  • Knead the dough well till it is smooth.
Keyword tomato cheddar bread