Cheese Herb Bread

Cheese Herb Bread

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.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup milk

Cheese Herb Bread

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

sharp cheddar

goat cheese

Rosemary, chives and parsley

DIRECTIONS

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.

Try Rosemary Parmesan Bread Machine Buns.

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