This bread is a great emergency lunch option, picnic hamper addition or just a tasty snack. You can use whatever herbs you like, I just picked a random selection from our garden. It is great with soup in the winter or topped with red onion marmalade (I had some homemade red marmalade in the pantry) for a summer snack or picnic treat.
2 cups self raising flour
2 cups grated mature cheddar cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh herbs (I used parsley, chives and thyme)
Sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter. Mix in the grated cheese, herbs and milk then mix until mixture forms a sticky dough.
Knead on a lightly floured board until smooth, don't over knead it or your bread will be heavy. Form into a round loaf then mark into four with the handle of a wooden spoon. Dust with a little flour.
Bake at 180°C for 40 minutes or until golden brown and cooked. Serve warm or cold.
I have submitted this recipe to the fabulous Herbs on Saturday Challenge hosted by Karen over at Lavender and Lovage do take a look and take part, it is lots of fun.