Wild garlic and cheese bread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    large loaves
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Mark Hix on Baking

By Mark Hix

Published 2012

  • About

Wild garlic is a wonderful vegetable to forage for, though you might get stuck on what to do with a large harvest. The combination here of cheese and mellow-flavoured wild garlic is great, with the bread making a perfect snack or accompaniment to a meal. If you haven’t got access to wild garlic then garlic chives will do the job.


  • 500 g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 x 7 g sachet fast-action yeast mixed with about 150ml warm water


Mix the flour, yeast and honey together in a mixer set with the dough hook attachment for 2-3 minutes to make a stiff, elastic dough, adding a little more water during mixing to bring the ingredients together, if necessary. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave to prove in a warm place for a few hours until the dough has doubled in volume.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a fryin