Lancashire Loaf

Lancashire Loaf

Looking for something different to put in your picnics, have with soup or an interesting and tasty addition to a spread?  

We had a surfeit of Mrs Kirkham's Curds so, using the recipe by Angus D Birditt from his book A Portrait of British Cheese, we made this Lancashire Loaf. It works brilliantly with curds or more mature Lancashires, and as we now have sage springing up in the garden we decided to use that as it pairs so well with Lancashire cheese. 


  • 170g Self raising flour
  • A seasonal herb i.e sage, thyme, chives
  • 110g Walnuts, chopped
  • 170g Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire cheese or curds
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt & pepper

Heat the oven to 180C/350F/gas 4. 

Mix together flour, 150g of the cheese, chopped herbs and walnuts. Add salt and pepper.

In separate bowl mix the egg and milk. Add this to the dry mixture and stir well to make a firm dough. You may need to add extra milk.

Put in a lined loaf tin and sprinkle on the remaining cheese. Bake for 25-30 mins. 

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