Easy Cheesy Chilli Cob

Easy Cheesy Chilli Cob

It was Sunday morning and I just had the urge to make some flavoured bread to go with the soup we were going to have for dinner. It didn’t take me long to decided to make a cheesy chilli loaf as I’d recently received a lovely delivery of Gran Luchito smoked chilli products to try. When my husband clapped eyes on the dried smoked chilli that was used to decorate the parcel, the smell alone sent him into a frenzy and he asked if he could eat it! You’d think we were a bunch of feral cats who’d just been sent cat nip as (apart from my daughter) we all love chilli. Gran Luchito chilli products are made in Mexico with five rare chillies, which are smoked to give their depth of flavour and preserve their taste, garlic is also added to compliment the mix. Before you even taste the wonderful different flavours the aroma entices you first.

Gran Luchito

The first product we tried was the mayo with some chicken and I’m not joking, it was so good I could eat it straight out of the jar; I’ve never wanted to do that with any other flavoured mayonnaise! Next I stirred some of the smoked chilli paste into my Chilli, Bacon & Chickpea Pasta which gave the dish a whole new wonderful depth of flavour. I’ve yet to try the Honey version of the paste but I’m sure that will be fab and would probably go well in this bread too!

I must also mention the Marriage’s 100% Canadian Very Strong White Flour that I used, it’s the softest most gorgeous flour that myself and my daughter have ever made bread with and I think the results speak for themselves!

Easy Cheesy Chilli Cob

Anyway, as Ronnie Corbett would say, I digress! Having decided that mature cheddar would be a perfect bed fellow to the smoked chilli paste I invited my daughter to come and help make the loaf. Okay, I was angling for her to do all the work as she is my own little female version of Paul Hollywood. But no, once she heard the word chilli she certainly wasn’t going to help and she wouldn’t be eating the bread either. Oh dear, I thought and started thinking of other bread flavours I could make. But my yearning for the loaf I’d intended took over and I thought that if she didn’t like it she could have some supermarket bread instead!

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I wanted to make a quick and easy loaf so based my recipe on the Spelt & Wholemeal No-Knead Loaf I’d made before. The result was a beautiful loaf with a smoky, chilli, cheese flavour that even turned my daughter around when she saw it. Noticing a chunk of chilli in her slice I remarked that maybe she’d like a different one but no, she absolutely love this bread so I’m very glad I ignored her! I used 1 tsp of smoked chilli paste but if you wanted a stronger chilli flavour you could use more but I thought it was perfect just the way it was. The bread went so well with our soup that I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so much at one sitting. The children also demanded that I use it for their packed lunches for the following day and my son also insisted on having the Gran Luchito Mayo for an extra kick in his sandwich! We were left with a thick crust which I sliced and toasted the next day to go with our leftover soup, it makes very good toast too:-)

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So I think we are now all addicted to Gran Luchito and I for one don’t want to find a cure!

As this cob loaf is a fusion of Mexican and British cuisine I am entering it into Deena’s Fabulous Fusion Food Challenge. I am also entering my loaf into Javelin Warrior’s Made with Love Mondays event where everything has to be made from scratch. Finally I am entering my loaf into YeastSpotting.

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Easy Cheesy Chilli Cob
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A quick and easy no-knead cheesy, chilli cob that once you've made you'll be hooked as it's so delicious.
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 10
  • 500g Strong White Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Light brown Muscovado sugar
  • 1 Sachet fast action yeast
  • 1 tblsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 - 2 tsp Gran Luchito smoked chilli paste
  • 130g Mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 300 mls Warm water
  1. Mix the flour, salt, sugar and yeast together.
  2. Add the grated Cheddar and coat well in the flour mixture.
  3. Mix together the olive oil and smoked chilli paste and then add together with the warm water.
  4. Using your hand or a wooden combine to form a dough.
  5. Knead the dough into a dome shape (you can do this in the bowl).
  6. Place dough onto a floured baking sheet and cover with lightly oiled cling film.
  7. Put the dough to rise in a warm place until about doubled in size for 40 - 60 mins depending on warmth of setting.
  8. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C with a roasting tray on the bottom shelf 10 minutes before dough is ready.
  9. Once the dough has risen, dust the surface with flour and cut slashes in the top with a sharp knife.
  10. Place in the oven and before you shut the door add a jug of cold water to the tray to create steam for a shiny and crusty loaf.
  11. Bake for 15 minutes and then turn the temperature down to 200°C (I rotated my loaf round at this point for an even bake) for the final 15 minutes.
  12. The loaf is ready when you give it a knock and it makes a hollow sound.
  13. Cool on a wire rack.

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NB: This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own. Thank you to Gran Luchito for my samples.

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  1. Donna

    We sell a cheddar and jalapeño bread at work and I’m off this week and miss it ! So I’m giving your loaf a go as we speak ! The dough smells pretty awesome alone can’t wait til it’s in the oven mmmm bread smells so nice !

    1. Camilla

      How funny, great that you sell it in your bakery. We love this loaf so hope you enjoy it:-)

  2. Martina Evans

    Fine looking bread. I’d love to eat it with a bowl of tomato soup!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Martina:-)

  3. sofia s.

    I love home-made bread…it tastes so differeltly!

  4. Paul Wilson

    Sounds like a great combination of flavours.

  5. Jane Willis

    That looks absolutely gorgeous. I’ve never thought of combining cheese and chilli in bread – and yet I’m more than happy to smother a bowl of chilli con carne with grated cheese!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jane, it’s soo tasty:-)

  6. Jane Davies

    Bread cooking is probably my favourite smell every, this looks so yummy and love how impressive it looks !

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes baking bread is a super process;-)

  7. Maddy

    Would this work in a bread-making machine?

    1. Camilla

      I don’t know, I threw my bread maker out (well sold it) as it just took all the pleasure away from bread making and you were forced to have one shape:-(

  8. William Gould

    I love trying different sorts of bread!

  9. Tracy Nixon

    Looks and sounds tasty! Different too!

  10. Kirsty Fox

    I’ve never tried to make bread, that looks really tasty!

  11. bev

    Looks yum!

  12. Heather Haigh

    Oh that does sound like a good flavour and it looks very handsome.

  13. Felicity Kelly

    This looks delicious

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it is good:-)

  14. Felicity Kelly

    That looks delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, hope you give it a try:-)

  15. Carolyn Clapham

    I would never have thought of using those ingredients, but I love the sound of it.

  16. Bill

    Looks wonderful. Can you tell me please if oven temperatures are for fan assisted ovens?

    1. Camilla

      Hi, all my temperatures are for conventional ovens. (Although I do have a Neff fan assisted oven, I cound when I lowered the temperature nothing cooked so cook everything according to the conventional temperature, if that makes sense!)

      1. Bill

        Thank you, that’s great. I also have a Neff fan oven with about a million settings!

        1. Camilla

          My mother also has a Neff oven but does have to adjust the cooking temperature – I think we all just get to know our oven! Perhaps mine was made on a Friday as it was wired up wrongly on arrival and burns in left rear corner!

  17. Jayne Sullivan

    Such an interesting combination of ingredients. A real change from the boring old cob.

  18. Hayley Wells

    How fab! I feel a nice chunky soup coming on for dipping! 🙂

  19. Hafsah

    I’ve never made bread before, but this recipe may just give me that push!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it’s so rewarding:-)

  20. KMayers

    I love the look & idea of this. I’ve never attempted to cook bread though but am very tempted by this as it seems fairly easy – and too tempting not to try!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, do give it a go, you’ll be hooked:-)

  21. Maya Russell

    The bread looks great! I must get that mayo.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks and yes the mayo is to die for:-)

  22. Helen Allan

    Wow. This looks amazing and doesn’t seem like it would be too difficult to make. The Gran Luchito products look intriguing too.

    1. Camilla

      We are hooked on Gran Luchito:-)

  23. Tracy Nixon

    Tangy and tasty sounding! I’d eat it with a bowl of tomato soup!

    1. Camilla

      It’s soo good:-)

  24. Catherine Corr

    FAB! this looks amazing but I bet it tastes even better! id like to try it with soup, then on its own warm with butter, then a sandwich, then lightly toasted with a fresh rocket salad.X

    1. Camilla

      It is fab:-)

  25. sue hodges

    this sounds great – although my bread never turns out as good looking as this! Perhaps it is the flour – do you buy the Marriage’s Strong White Flour on line or can you buy it in a store?

    1. Camilla

      I won my flour in a blog challenge – for more info go to Marriage’s website:-)

  26. Sam @happyhomebird

    I think I will make this at weekend to go with a homemade tomato soup. Delicious.

    1. Camilla

      I’m going to make some more too:-)

  27. Deena Kakaya

    Cheese, chilli and bread…could anything tickle the senses any more? I’m sure that this recipe smells as good as it tastes. Thank you for entering it into fabfusionfoods x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Deena, it’s become a firm favourite in our house:-)

  28. Paul Wilson

    This looks delicious.

  29. Sarah Maclean

    Not tried making bread before but this recipe may just tempt me …

    1. Camilla

      I think making bread is like riding a bike, only easier – once you realise how simple it is you’ll want to make more and more – and it tastes so good:-)

  30. Sarah Maclean

    Have been wanting to bake some bread for a while now so I must try this recipe, it looks and sounds delicious.

    1. Camilla

      It’s soo good:-)

  31. Jane Willis

    I wish I’d seen this recipe yesterday, it would have gone beautifully with last night’s dinner, although I fon’t think I’d have made it look as stunning as you have.


    Can you bake me one and post 😉 Looks lovely! Cheese and chilli go so well together – mmmmm!

    1. Camilla

      LOL – but it’s best on the day it’s baked:-) You could make this Danielle, dead easy – was my first cob!

  33. Javelin Warrior

    I just actually heard last week about Gran Luchito (from Kellie from Food to Glow) and I’m jealous you have access to it. It sounds wonderful and this bread looks so tasty! And the inner crumb texture is marvelous (especially given it’s no-knead)…

    1. Camilla

      Well I am hooked now Mark it’s such an incredible product. My kids were sniffing the dried chilli tonight and my son wanted to eat it and my daughter said it gave her a shiver. I wonder if you might be able to get it shipped from Amazon where it is also available?

  34. Emma The Mini Mes and Me

    Looks amazing!! Must give this a go x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, let me know how you get on:-)

  35. Mamacook

    How does no kneading work? I guess it’s because you used such strong flour? I have to admit kneading is my least favourite job. That loaf does look GORGEOUS too! That would be awesome with some tomato soup!

    1. Camilla

      No this is a method I picked up from my Cranks cookery book originally for busy “housewives”! It works with regular strong flour too but it would be interesting to test the difference. When my daughter made rolls you could see when she held the dough up and stretched it how wonderful it was:-)

      1. Katherine L

        I was also surprised at the no-kneading. I will try with some strong white bread flour I have, although I’d be tempted to knead it. I have some goodies form Gran Luchito I’m trying to find fun ways to use so this recipe is a keeper. Thanks!

        1. Camilla

          There is some kneading, into the dome shape just no knocking back and re-kneading. Good luck:-)

  36. Sally Akins

    Oh my goodness, that loaf looks delicious! I *need* to make that loaf very soon – I feel a baking session coming on…

    1. Camilla

      Fab, do let me know how you get on:-)

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