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Mabon Bread

A cheesy, herb and floral tear-and-share loaf to celebrate the harvest season.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bagel, biscuit, bread, cheddar, cheese, everything, everything bagel, flowers, herb de provence, herbs, loaf, marigolds, onion, poppyseed, provence, pull apart, roses, tear and share
Servings: 10
Author: Heather


  • 2 1/4 cups flour all-purpose
  • 1/3 cup butter softened, but still cool
  • 1 cup sharp white cheddar grated, plus extra for top
  • 1 tbsp baking powder aluminum free, if possible
  • 1/2 tsp salt kosher
  • 1 tbsp sugar granulated
  • 1/8 cup everything bagel seasoning
  • 1/8 cup herbs de Provence blend
  • 1/8 cup dried marigolds or favorite dried edible flowers
  • 1 cup milk Any % fat is fine. Can sub cream, buttermilk, or half & half if necessary


  • Preheat oven to 425F
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour and butter together. A pastry/dough cutter is perfect for this. Aim for coarse sand consistency.
  • Add grated cheese, baking powder, sugar, salt, herbs, spices, and flowers. Gently stir to combine.
  • Add milk, and fold together by hand until biscuit consistency.
  • You may roll into walnut-sized balls, or put dough on a bench and roll out with biscuit cutter.


This recipe is intended for celebrating seasonal harvests and is best with the fresh herbs and florals which you are able to harvest fresh.  However, in the interest of continuity, I have written this recipe with dried herbs and spices which are accessible year-round.  If you're fortunate enough to harvest your own fresh spices, florals, and herbs, choose whichever ones appeal to you best in the moment.  You may find that you want to increase the recommended amounts, as fresh herbs, etc are not quite as potent or concentrated as their dried counterparts.