Chilli Bread

This recipe for making chilli bread in a bread machine came from a fantastic book I was given by a friend of my Mum’s called The Complete Book of Bread & Bread Machines, it appears to be out of print but used copies are available on Amazon. Any chilli will do really, I used scotch bonnets which have a lovely fruity flavour and are hot enough to be noticeable in this recipe and I think I got it right for my tastes with 3 large ones, two yellow and a red.


1 Tablespoon sunflower oil
3 Scotch bonnet chillis, chopped fine (or chilli of your choice)
320ml water
350g Strong white bread flour
150g Wholemeal bread flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar
25g unsalted butter
1 tsp fast action dried yeast


1. Chop the chillis finely.
2. Heat the oil over a medium heat in a small frying pan and sauté the chillis for 3-4 minutes or until soft.
3. Tip the chillies and oil into the bread pan and allow to cool.
4. Add the water and sprinkle over both types of flour.
5. Add the salt, sugar and butter in different corners (Cut the butter into small pieces)
6. Make an indentation in the middle of the flour and add the yeast
7. Cook on Basic mode, medium crust, 1.5lb

Settings are based on my Morphy Richards Everyday Breadmaker, Model 48321 (a recent warranty replacement for my 48282).

One comment

  • deb jax

    Husband found your receipe. We were not having a good time with wholebread ,every one we tried turned out flat. We went through your receipe twice to make sure we didn’t get it wrong. I’m making it for everyone. Thanks Nathan. We had our first BBQ of this year 2014 in feb, even tho it was cold,we have to justify your brilliant loaf. Hot loaf and burger

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