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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cheese Bread

While I was in Utah last week, Arlana and Randy, made some wonderful Stuffed Philly Sandwiches. 
Yum, yum!
Well, I loved the recipe so much, I will be making it for my family in the coming weeks or days!
For Sunday dinner today, we had Rib Eye Steak so I decided to use the dough from Arlana's recipe and make a braided cheese loaf.  I was making salads so the bread browned a little darker than I like but it was still very soft and oh so yummy inside.



Very easy to make...you don't need a bread mixer...just a large mixing bowl.
Cheese Bread
3 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 pkg yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 T wheat gluten
2 T Mrs. Dash 
(I didn't have Mrs. Dash so I used 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp rosemary, 1/2 tsps garlic salt)
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup water
1/4 milk
2 eggs, beaten

In a bowl, mix 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, wheat gluten, and Mrs. Dash together.  Set aside.  Heat butter, water and milk just until the butter is melter.  Remove from heat, cool slightly.  Add eggs and liquid mixture together. 

Add liquid to the flour mixture and stir together.  Add another cup of flour and mix together.  Then add just a little more flour until it is no longer too sticky.  Then sprinkle olive oil on your dough and a little around the bowl. Cover with a light weight dish towel.  Let dough rise double in size in a warm location or in a 100 degree oven or less.  Punch down and roll out into a retangle. Sprinkle grated cheese lengthwise down the middle of the dough.  Cut slits on both sides of the cheese for braiding.

I should have taken pictures of this....sorry!

Bake 375 degree for 17-21 minutes.  Enjoy!

Well, I surprised my men as they are always asking me lately to try new recipes...Well, I not only tried a new recipe but I altered it and made it  my own.  Hopefully, that will keep them satisfied for a few weeks. 


3 comments:

  1. Ooolalah...looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

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  2. Ok Judi, I wish I could reach right through the screen and have a piece. Now I am going to have to make some. It is beautiful...so yummy and golden brown. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hi Judi I'm going to try that tomorrow, I love making bread, I will send you my recipe for Irish Soda bread it's so so easy and your men will be excited a quite a heavy bread. I also make beer bread very easy I halve the mixture and in the centre I put onion marmalade and or roasted capsicum then another layer and sprinkle with cheese and sunflower seeds.
    Will send the recipes to you, Nancy and Arlana tomorrow.
    Hugs
    Kathie

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