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Cheddar Cheese Bread

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Cheddar Cheese Bread
  • Prep Time 3 hr 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 50 min
  • Servings 2
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Cheddar Cheese Bread

A simple, yet comforting, bread made with plenty of cheddar cheese. From The Joy of Cooking.

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups warm milk (about 105°F)
1/3
cup sugar
1/4
cup butter
1
tablespoon salt
4 1/2
teaspoons active dry yeast (2 packages)
1/2
cup warm water (about 115°F)
1
egg, beaten
1 1/2
cups shredded (cheddar) cheese, plus more for sprinkling on top
1
teaspoon powdered thyme (optional)
1/2
teaspoon powdered marjoram (optional)
1/2
cup finely chopped pimiento (optional)
3
cups Gold Medal™ unbleached all-purpose flour

Directions

  • 1 In a medium bowl, pour in warm milk, sugar, salt and butter and mix until just combined.
  • 2 In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl, stir in yeast and warm water until yeast is dissolved.
  • 3 Add milk mixture to yeast mixture and mix with paddle attachment until just combined.
  • 4 Add in egg, cheese and optional herbs/pimiento.
  • 5 Add flour and, switching to the dough hook attachment, knead dough for about 10 minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • 6 Shape dough into a round ball, place in a lightly greased, separate bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until doubled, about 2 hours.
  • 7 Divide the dough in half and shape into sandwich loaves. Place each loaf in a lightly greased 8 x 4-inch loaf pan, making sure the dough touches the sides of the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let double one hour.
  • 8 Preheat oven to 375°F. Sprinkle risen loaves with cheese if desired and bake about 30 minutes or until cheese is brown and bubbly and the crust is a golden brown.
  • 9 Remove from loaf pans and allow to cool completely before slicing or serving.
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Cheddar Cheese Bread

As prepared by Girl Versus Dough,

These days, when spring is struggling to poke its way through the rain-filled clouds and sprinkle sunshine over the baby green buds on the ground, sometimes all I can think about are comfort foods.

And when it comes to comfort foods, this Cheddar Cheese Bread hits the spot.

Cheese Bread recipe

The name itself exudes no fanciness, no razzmatazz or flair. It is what it is. But this is a bread that shouldn’t be judged by its title. The flavors in this loaf, with multifaceted accents of honey and herbs, override its rudimentary label.

It can be prepared simply, with cheese and dough and nothing else. Or it can contain a medley of thyme, marjoram, pimiento and, of course – cheese. I chose the middle road when I first made this recipe, with just thyme, marjoram and a good chunk of mild cheddar, and was pretty darn happy with the results.

Cheese Bread recipe

For those who aren’t big fans of marjoram or pimiento, leave them out, or substitute them with your favorite herbs. For those who aren’t fans of mild cheddar (or just like other cheeses better), use a different kind of moderately flavored cheese, like sharp cheddar or even Parmesan.

I’d advise against strong cheeses like blue cheese or even Swiss, though, unless you love cheese so much that no potency of flavor can deter you.

This cheese bread – simple and comforting – is the perfect thing to make and serve on a rainy, cold spring day.



Stephanie (aka Girl versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!
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Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1453
Daily Value
Total Fat
61g
93%
(
Saturated Fat
35g
176%
)
Cholesterol
259mg
86%
Sodium
3090mg
129%
Potassium
434mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
179g
60%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
,
Sugars
43g
)
Protein
51g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
81%
81%
Iron
41%
41%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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