Fresh cheese bread – There is nothing like the smell of bread baking in the oven. The aroma permeates the air and brings back those childhood memories of grandma baking her amazing loaves. But I’m the LAZY gastronome – so here is a recipe that makes baking bread easy!
I love fresh bread, but sometimes I don’t want to work to hard on it (I really don’t like kneading). This easy recipe combines frozen dough (most of the kneading is done) with other ingredients to add flavor. The first time I tried the frozen dough, the bread was so soft it smooshed up when we tried to cut it. I also added bread flour to make the loaf a little denser and easier to cut.
Take the loaf from the freezer and drop it into a big bowl to thaw and rise –
Once it doubles up in bulk,
Punch it down!
Work all the cheesy goodness into the dough and knead it a few times.
Grease the pan with butter
then put your loaf shaped dough in.
It will come out of the oven golden brown!
Rub the top with butter – lots of melting butter
And then let it cool for a bit.
Slice it up warm and enjoy!
So here you have it – a super easy, deliciously cheesy – Cheese bread!
- 1 loaf frozen bread dough I used Bridgford white bread
- 1-1/2 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves finely chopped
- 1/2 cup bread flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- butter to grease the bowl and pan
Rub some butter on the sides of a large bowl. Place the bread dough into the bowl. Cover with a damp towel and allow it to thaw and rise. This usually takes 2 to 3 hours.
Place the rosemary and the butter in a glass dish and heat (I used the microwave) until the butter is melted.
Once the dough is totally thawed and risen, punch it down.
Next, add the cheese, butter, rosemary and flour. Begin mixing and kneading while it is still in the bowl. Once the ingredients begin to be incorporated, turn it out onto a board and gently knead, pushing and folding the cheese into the dough.
Grease the inside of a loaf pan with butter.
Shape the dough into a loaf and place it in the pan. Cover with a damp towel and put in a warm place to rise, about 45 minutes to an hour, or until double in bulk.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. Place the bread in a center rack and bake for about 30 to 40 minutes. The top will be golden brown and there will be a hollow sound when you thump the top of the loaf with your finger.
Rub the top of the loaf with butter while it's still hot.
Allow to cool a little bit before cutting.
Cut, butter, enjoy!
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Serve this delicious bread with a pot of chili – Or use it to make a hearty sandwich. It’s great warmed with some butter added or toasted as a side with scrambled eggs. Whenever you eat and however you serve it, you’ll be making this loaf again and again! (It also makes a great hostess gift!)
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