Recipe : Potato, Roquefort & Sage Bread

 I made this bread a while ago following a recipe from my Delia’s How To Cheat book and just had to share it as it was amazing. I’m super impressed with this cook book and its relatively easy, yet tasty, recipes.

You will need : 

2 McCain frozen potato rosti, defrosted for about 30 minutes (I couldn’t find McCain Rostis anywhere so used 9 Aunt Bessie’s mini rostis.)
50g Roquefort (or any strong-flavoured cheese)
1 desertspoon chopped fresh sage, plus 6 fresh sage leaves
175g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon English mustard powder
1 heaped tablespoon cottage cheese with chives
1 egg, beaten with 2 tablespoons milk

Method :

Pre-head the oven to gas mark 5 / 190Β°C. Using your hands crumble the defrostred rosti into shreds in a bowl.

Crumble in half of the cheese, sift the flour, salt, cayenne and mustard powder into the bowl, then add the cottage cheese and chopped sage.

Next, add the beaten egg and milk

Mix everything together and finally bring it together with your hands to form a rough, loose dough.

Shape it into a ball, place it on a greased baking sheet, then flatten it slightly. Arrange the sage leaves in a circle on top, crumble up the rest of the cheese and push it into the dough, then dust with a little flour.

Pop it onto the centre shelf of the oven for 35-40 minutes till golden brown, remove and place on a wire rack to cool. 

This bread can be frozen.

Best served warm with humous πŸ™‚ 


  1. June 7, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    Wow! This sounds amazing, and it looks pretty swish too – just favourited this so I can give it a try at some point! xx

    • June 7, 2012 / 8:23 pm

      It is absolutely amazing, I'm definitely going to be re-making it when we have people around so that I can show off! xx

  2. June 7, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    This looks/sounds amazing! I bet it was delicious served with houmous. xx

    • June 7, 2012 / 8:23 pm

      It was a very good combo πŸ™‚ The humous selection from ASDA is amazing too x

  3. June 7, 2012 / 7:08 pm

    This sounds great, I love home made bread! I'll give this a whirl πŸ˜€

  4. June 7, 2012 / 7:56 pm

    Ooh love you have put a recipe up! This looks yum, will defo give it a go x

    • June 7, 2012 / 8:24 pm

      haha I do them once in a blue moon when I do something other than chucking something in an oven!
      Let me know how you get on πŸ™‚ x

  5. June 7, 2012 / 11:35 pm

    Mmm, this looks lush! Need to try it. Do you think I could do it without the frozen rostis and just add the ingredients they would contain, or do you reckon it would seriously ruin it!? Haha.
    Mel x

    • June 8, 2012 / 6:16 pm

      Hi Melanie, it really is lush! I don't see why it would cause a problem to just use the rosti ingredients. I think the rostis are just used as its a 'cheating' recipe and they make it a little easier. x

  6. June 8, 2012 / 9:15 am

    mmmmmmm looks like perfect comfort food for our rainy weather, totally making this at the weekend, thanks πŸ™‚

    • June 8, 2012 / 6:16 pm

      It is very good comfort food! I hope that you enjoy it x

  7. June 10, 2012 / 4:43 pm

    May just have to print off this recipe and try it myself! πŸ™‚ xo

  8. June 14, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    It is Food on Friday time at Carole’s Chatter. This week it is all about cheese. It would be great if you would link this post in to Food on Friday

    • June 18, 2012 / 9:00 pm

      No problem, Leanne, I've put the recipe title in for you. Great that you linked up and even greater that you are now following Carole's Chatter. I will add you to my blog list as well. Have a great week.

      PS the next Food on Friday is on cocktails/mocktails which should be fun

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