When you’re low on ingredients, this is an awesome recipe to make with the kids. Not only is it fun to make, but it is yummy to eat and quick- meaning they don’t lose interest halfway through! This 6 ingredient herb and cheese easy pull apart loaf will satisfy the whole family for afternoon tea.
It’s really important when you are making a recipe that includes cheese that you use a quality loaf pan- or it will all be stuck in the pan. I love Aerolift by RACO- they haven’t failed me yet. There is also no need to use baking paper to line it, so there is no additional waste. For healthy baking, it is PFOA and PTFE FREE, and oven safe up to 240 degrees Celsius. The honeycomb Aerolift surface means it heats up quicker, resulting in a gorgeous golden finish.
This loaf pan is 23cm by 13cm, (find it here and use my code KIDGREDIENTS to get 20% off storewide) is the perfect size for bread, loaves like this one or for making my rainbow veggie slice. RACO bakeware is perfect for all your family baking, affordable, durable and easy to use. I’m popping this pan straight in the dishwasher when I’ve finished baking, which is the way I roll, although if you want to take the extra time to, handwashing will help to maintain that brand new never been bakes in look.
How to look after your loaf pan:
Obviously, use common sense! But these are my tips for keeping your loaf pan good looking:
- Never spray with non stick sprays or oil
- Don’t use sharp or metal utensils as they will scratch the surface
- Avoid soaking as much as possible
- Don’t use scourers or oven cleaners to clean it
Why bake with your kids?
Teaching them life skills is so important! When you’ve got the time to bake with kids it helps them to connect with food and enjoy the process of cooking. Don’t underestimate the skills they will learn: measuring and weighing, following instructions, as well as motor skills and reading skills.
Plus baking with kids is relaxing and helps them to see the purpose of cooking, and understand the relationship between food and family. It’s a fun activity to connect with and enjoy together, especially when the world is a stressful place.
What to do in the waiting time?
As a literacy activity, get the kids to write out the recipe (procedure) in their own words. They can also illustrate the steps. Download our free procedure text scaffold here to get them writing and illustrating the recipe steps while it’s baking. That’s got you covered for literacy home learning for the day.
1 large bowl
Measuring cups and spoons
6 ingredient herb and cheese easy pull apart loaf
- 1 cup Greek yoghurt
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- 2 tbsps mixed herbs
- 1 cup grated cheese
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- Combine the yoghurt, self raising flour and olive oil in a
- Mix to combine.
- Pour onto a chopping board and knead until a dough is
- Add the herbs and cheese and mix well.
- Divide into 12 small balls and roll.
- Put the balls into a non stick loaf pan.
- Whisk the egg.
- Brush the tops with egg.
- Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 20 minutes.
Substitutions: No oil? Use melted butter. No self raising flour?
1 cup plain flour plus 2 tsps baking powder No mixed herbs? Use whatever herbs you’ve got