• Cooking Time: Under 30 mins
  • Cuisine: British
  • Main Ingredient: Davidstow 12 month Cheddar
  • Preparation Time: Under 30 mins
  • Serves: 4+


  • 375g white bread flour
  • 220ml water
  • 20g fresh yeast
  • 15g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • Pinch of saffron strands
  • 10g salt
  • 50g Davidstow® 12mth cheddar, grated


1. Using a dough blade or hook, bring the flour, water, yeast, butter and saffron together in a mixer. When a dough forms, continue to mix for 6 minutes at high speed, before adding the salt. Continue mixing for another 2 minutes 2. Place the mixed dough in to a floured bowl and cover with a moist tea towel. Prove in a warm place for half an hour, then knock back to remove the air. Portion into 10 pieces and roll into balls 3. Put each ball onto a greased baking tray, cover with the tea towel again and leave to prove a second time 4. Preheat the oven to 220°Cgas mark 7 5. When twice their original size, top with cheddar and bake for 15 minutes. When golden and hollow-sounding when tapped on the bottom, transfer to a rack to cool before serving Created by Nathan Outlaw for Davidstow, courtesy of

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