Cheese & kielbasa tear & share bread has become a firm favourite for sharing with our fabulous neighbours in the sun shine over a few beers. We have the most amazing Polish neighbours. They’re all so lovely and always invite us over for drinks on a Saturday and even brings us Polish kielbasa, a type of spicy garlic sausage. It’s wonderful and each weekend, we are learning a new way to cook and eat it so I thought I should combine some English and Polish things to create something truly delicious that everyone would enjoy. All 10 of us.
Cheese & kielbasa tear and share bread is just a basic bread dough with kielbasa and cheese added before baking. It’s very easy to make and if you don’t have any kielbasa, other spicy sausages such as kabanos or chorizo can be used instead. It’s a great bread for sharing and is perfect as a side dish for a barbecue or a picnic. The bread is also great for sandwiches; for dipping in flavoured oils and is amazing with just a little bit of Polish mustard.
Cheese & kielbasa is a brilliant flavour combination which is even more delicious when combined with fresh baked bread. Our Polish neighbours loved it too which I was rather pleased about. Polish bread is not the same as any kind of bread I have ever eaten. I was quite unsure at first if they would like it as the bread is so different but they all loved the softness of the bread along with the cheese & kielbasa.
- 550g strong white bread flour
- 10g sea salt
- 20ml olive oil
- 1 x sachet dried active yeast
- 300ml warm water
- 125g red Leicester cheese (grated)
- 100g kielbasa (small dice)
- put all of the bread ingredients into your mixer with the dough hook attachment and set to knead for approx 10 minutes
- leave the dough to prove for approx 30mins
- divide the dough into 10 equally sized pieces
- roll each piece into a 1" wide by 12" long flat shape
- sprinkle each length evenly with kielbasa & grated cheese
- roll each piece into a snail shape
- put each peice into the baking pan, making sure they are a snug fit as you need them to join together
- prove again for 15 minutes
- bake in a pre heated oven on Gas Mark 8 for 10m
- turn the oven down to Gas Mark 5
- bake for a further 40 minutes until golden