Enjoying a warm loaf of freshly baked bread right out of the oven is truly one of life’s sweet pleasures. But if time and patience are short, try this quickie. You will truly impress your family and friends, or just treat yourself, when you mix up this quick, cheesy loaf of fresh bread for dinner.
If you’d like, substitute your favorite flavor for the paprika, including fresh chopped herbs.
Super-Quick Smoky Cheddar Loaf
1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoons smoked paprika
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup grated cheddar cheese
¾ cup whole plain yogurt
Coarse or sea salt to sprinkle
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly spray a baking sheet.
Put the flour, baking soda, salt and paprika in a large bowl and mix together with a fork. Toss in the cheddar cheese and mix to combine. Add the yogurt and stir to combine. With lightly floured hand, knead the dough a few times (you can just do this in the bowl, or turn out onto a lightly floured surface).
Form the dough into a small round and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Pat the dough into an 8-inch round and sprinkle the top with coarse or sea salt.
Bake the loaf for 15 – 20 minutes until lightly golden and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Remove to a wire rack to cool.