Ham and Cheese Quick Bread
Both grated and diced gruyere ensure this speedy bread is packed with cheese.
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 240g plain flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 2 1/4 teaspoons dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- 180ml milk, plus 1 tablespoon
- 80ml vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 eggs
- 170g deli ham, finely chopped
- 85g gruyere cheese, grated
- 55g gruyere cheese, diced
- 2 spring onions, chopped
Preheat the oven to 175°C. Lightly spray a 9-by-5-by-3-inch metal loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard, salt and cayenne until combined. In a large bowl, whisk together 180ml milk, the oil, 1 tablespoon honey and the eggs until smooth. Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined. Then fold in the ham, grated cheese (reserving some for sprinkling on top), the diced cheese and spring onions.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese. Bake until well risen, golden brown and a skewer or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl, stir together the remaining 1 tablespoon each honey and milk and the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard until smooth. Heat in the microwave until hot and bubbling, 20 to 30 seconds. Turn the loaf onto a wire rack and generously brush with the warm glaze. Cool completely.