Charcoal Cheese Bread

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Charcoal Cheese Bread

by Charlynn Gwee

Learn to bake this fragrant and soft Charcoal Cheese Bread by Chef Charlynn that is wholesome and beneficial to health!

Cuisine : Baking Course : Appetiser Skill Level : Novice
Prep : 270 mins Cook : 25 mins Ready in : 295 mins Serves : 4


  • 50g Water (Poolish Pre-Ferment)
  • 50g Plain Flour (Poolish Pre-Ferment)
  • Pinch of Yeast (Poolish Pre-Ferment)
  • 200g Bread Flour (Main Dough)
  • 50g Whole Wheat Flour (Main Dough)
  • 3g Charcoal Powder (Main Dough)
  • 150g Water (Main Dough)
  • 100g Poolish (Main Dough)
  • 5g Salt (Main Dough)
  • 2g Yeast (Main Dough)
  • 40g Cheese (Main Dough)


  1. Mix all ingredients under Poolish Pre-Ferment together and leave at room temperature for 2-3hrs before putting in the chiller to rest.
  2. For the main dough, follow Steps 3 to 11.
  3. Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and knead on low speed for 4 minutes.
  4. Turn to a higher speed and knead for another 5-8 minutes till gluten is developed.
  5. Gradually add in cheese at a low speed.
  6. Rest dough in an oiled container for 45 minutes.
  7. Do a stretch and fold.
  8. Rest for 30 minutes.
  9. Cut dough and pre shape.
  10. Final shape dough and let proof.
  11. Bake at 210C for 25 minutes.
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