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Cheese Bread

Easy loaf filled with cheese and dried herbs makes for a tasty anytime eat
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Resting Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread cheese, easy snack, kid friendly snack
Servings: 8 inch loaf

Equipment

  • OTG or MIcrowave Oven to bake

Ingredients

  • 400 gms All purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp Instant yeast
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 70 gms Milk
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 28 gms Butter
  • 120 gms Cheese, any type shredded
  • 2 tbsp Mixed dried herbs

Instructions

  • Mix the milk and vinegar and set aside for 5 minutes
  • Add the flour, yeast, sugar, salt in a large bowl and mix together
    Add the water, milk and butter
  • Knead all the ingredients in the bowl to come together to make a smooth soft dough, around 12-15 minutes by hand
  • Rest the dough in the bowl and cover it till it doubles in volume. This should take around one hour at 27-32C temperature
  • Grease an 8 inch loaf tin and set aside
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll it out into an 10*16 inch rectangle.
    Sprinkle the cheese and mixed herbs on the dough and roll it into a tube on the shorter side of the rectangle. Pinch the ends to seal the dough
  • Cut the dough vertically leaving only a small part of it still together so that it looks like the two parts are branching out from the same end of the dough
    Braid the two parts in such a way that the open side faces upwards
  • Transfer the dough to the loaf tin and let it rest for around 35-40 minutes till the dough reaches the top of the loaf tin
  • Preheat the oven at 175C
  • Bake the loaf for 45-50 minutes till the top is golden brown
    If the top starts browning earlier then cover it with foil to ensure the inside of the bread bakes completely
  • Cool the loaf in the tin for 5 minutes and then demould it. Cool it on the cooling rack for an hour till it reaches room temperature
  • The loaf can remain at room temperature upto 24C for 2 days. Else refrigerate it and warm before serving