Cheese herb bread is great by itself or for sandwiches. The bread is light and fluffy and full of your choice of cheese. Try Cheddar, Parmesan or Gouda for a savoury treat.
1 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup warm water
2 packages yeast
2 beaten eggs
5 to 5 1/2 cups flour
Rosemary, chives and parsley
Heat and scald the milk.
Add sugar, salt, shortening, to milk. Stir until shortening is melted. Cool to lukewarm
Dissolve 2 tsp sugar in warm water and sprinkle yeast on top. Let stand for 10 minutes then stir.
Add to lukewarm milk mixture and stir in eggs. Add 3 cups of flour and blend until smooth. Gradually add the remaining flour until incorporated. Do not over mix.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured board and kneed for seven minutes until the dough is smooth. Put dough into a lightly greased bowl. Grease top and cover with a clean towel to rise in warm place until double in size. This usually takes one to one and a half hours.
Punch down risen dough and divide into 3 equal portions. Form into balls, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
Turn the first amount of dough onto a lightly floured board. Roll into a rectangle. Sprinkle with diced herbs, cheddar and goat cheese. Repeat for the next two rectangles and then stack evenly on top of each other. Roll the dough into the shape of a loaf and pinch ends together. Turn into a greased loaf pan.
Bake in 400 degree oven for 45 to 60 minutes until done.