A ploughman is the name for a classic English lunch, traditionally served in pubs with a pint of beer. There are different variations, but a ploughman's typically consists of ham, tomatoes, bread, cheese and mustard (or pickle). I've incorporated that meal all into one for a delicious loaf of bread. It is so moist and filling that is does not need any extras, but adding a few fried mushrooms on top really makes a proper meal of it.
Ingredients 500g white bread flour
300g sourdough starter (see here how to make it)
200g sliced ham
175g cheddar cheese
300ml water (or beer)
2 ˝ tbsp mustard
2 tsp almond milk
˝ tsp salt
7g fast action yeast
5 cherry tomatoes
Grate the cheese and chop the ham.
Mix the flour mustard, yeast, salt, ham, and 135g of cheese together.
Add the starter and water to form a dough.
Knead the dough for ten minutes.
Prove the dough for an hour.
Pre-heat your oven to 190 ༠C/ 170 ༠C fan/375 ༠F/5 Gas.