Italian herbs & cheese bread topped with sweet chilli, onion & bacon.

Submitted by laura julian

Italian herbs & cheese bread topped with sweet chilli, onion & bacon.

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Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs


  • 2 cups warm whole milk
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups of plain flour (plus 1/2 cup extra)
  • 1/2 heaped teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 7g yeast
  • For the filling
  • sweet chilli sauce
  • grated cheese
  • onion diced (raw)
  • bacon diced (cooked)
  • chives & parsley
  • salt n pepper to taste


Step 1

  • Mix the milk, olive oil, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • sprinkle in the yeast (don't mix)
  • let this sit for 10 minutes then add 4 cups of plain flour (sifted)
  • now stir the mixture together. cover and set aside. let this rise for at least an hour.

step 2

  • After rising for at least an hour add 1/2 more cup of flour, the baking powder, bicarb soda, salt, 1/4 teaspoon Italian herbs and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder. knead the dough for a couple of minutes.

step 3

  • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a large rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. ( you will need to cut the dough in half as there is lots)
  • Spread the sweet chilli sauce all over with a spoon and then add the grated cheese, onion and cooked bacon. Add some chopped chives, salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

  • Roll the dough up like a swiss Roll and with a sharp knife cut into strips. place in a preheated sc with baking paper for 2 hours on high. put the rest of the cheese bacon and onion on top and drizzle some more sweet chilli sauce, scatter some parsley over.
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