Chewy & Delicious: A Recipe for ‘Chew Bread’

We have all heard of the classic bread machine recipes, but today I’m bringing you something special – a tasty, chewy bread that promises to awaken your taste buds. This recipe for ‘Chew Bread’ has been passed down through generations and can be found across many cultures.

This bread is a unique combination of soft and crunchy, with a hint of sweet and a hint of spice. Start with a basic yeast-based dough, mix in a little oil, and coat in a unique combination of spices. Develop a chewy crust, and voilà – you have the perfect bread loaf to tantalize the taste buds.


– 4 cups of all-purpose flour
– 2 ½ teaspoon of active dry yeast
– 2 tablespoons of caster sugar
– 1 ¼ teaspoons of salt
– 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
– 2 cups of water
– 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
– 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
– 2 teaspoons of oregano


1. Start by adding the flour and salt to a large bowl and mix together.
2. In a separate bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water and stir in the caster sugar. Leave this mixture to stand for 10 minutes, or until it is frothy on top.
3. Create a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the yeast mixture.
4. Using your hands or a wooden spoon, mix the dough together until it forms a sticky dough ball.
5. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, until it forms a soft, stretchy dough.
6. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth and leave to rise for about an hour or until it has doubled in size.
7. In a small bowl, mix the garlic powder, paprika and oregano together to create the coating for the loaf.
8. Grease a baking tray and sprinkle over half of the spice coating.
9. Punch the dough to release the air and shape it into a loaf shape.
10. Place the dough onto the baking tray and use a sharp knife to cut deep slashes on the top.
11. Sprinkle over the remaining spice coating and cover with clingfilm.
12. Leave to rise for another 30 minutes, until it is doubled in size.
13. Preheat your oven to 200°C.
14. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 35 minutes, or until the loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.
15. Cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes, then enjoy your delicious chewy bread!

What Makes this Dish Unique?

This classic recipe for ‘Chew Bread’ has been around for centuries and the dish can be found across many cultures. The combination of seasonings gives this loaf a flavourful kick, while the chewy exterior and soft crumb make it a real crowd pleaser. Due to its versatility, it can be enjoyed as a delicious main meal, served as a side dish, or even as a yummy morning snack!

This recipe is easy to recreate and is extremely versatile – feel free to alter the ingredients and seasonings according to your tastes. If you are looking for something unique, why not try adding a different type of flour, or topping the loaf with seeds or nuts? The possibilities are endless!

So why not give this classic recipe a go and see why it has been a favourite among many cultures for centuries? Bon Appétit!