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  • 250g ciabatta bread mix
  • olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ small red pepper, seeded and diced
  • ½ small green pepper, seeded and diced
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • a handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 250g block halloumi, grated
  • 25g butter, melted
  • to serve pickled chillies


  • STEP 1

    Make up the ciabatta bread mix following the pack instructions and leave while you make the filling.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a non-stick frying pan with 1 tbsp oil, then add the onion, garlic and peppers and cook until soft. Add the spices, some seasoning and cook for a few minutes, then stir in the parsley and take off the heat. Cool and mix in the grated halloumi.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Divide the dough into 4, then roll out into long oval shapes. Divide the cheese and pepper mix between the ovals leaving a 1cm border. Pinch the dough at each end so you are making a kind of slipper shape.

  • STEP 4

    Bake for 20 minutes until puffed and golden, then brush the breads all over with melted butter and serve with pickled chillies.

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