Friday night we had some dear friends over for strategy games. We played Dominion, but it took us a little while to get there since our little one wanted to be part of the action too! During the course of conversation we began talking about food. Surprise, right?! Our friend Kerra shared that they used to make a white bread that had delicious cheese folded into it.
It sounded downright amazing.
After they left, I told Frog Prince I had to get the recipe from Kerra and I would try making it for our life group on Tuesday night.
We made it, and loved it. And, will make it again.
Bread Machine Cheese Bread – Inspired by Kerra, Bread adapted from King Arthur
- 1 1/4 C water
- 1 T honey
- 1/2 C dry milk powder
- 2 T butter, cut into cubes
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 C All-Purpose flour (we used Eagle Mills Ultragrain)
- 1 1/2 tsp. yeast
- 8 oz. extra sharp cheddar or white cheddar cheese
According to the manufacturers instructions, place the ingredients into your bread machine (all but cheese). Set the machine for a 1 1/2 lb loaf with light crust and begin the cycle. Note the time, such that during the last rise you can add ingredients to the bread.
Meanwhile, shred the cheese and keep refrigerated until needed.
When the bread machine begins it’s last rise (for me, that is about 1.5 hours before the bread will be done), remove the bread from the machine. Flatten the bread dough into a rectangle and sprinkle 1/4 of the shredded cheddar cheese over the top.
Fold the dough over the top and press it flat once again. Add the next 1/4 C of shredded cheese on the top. Again, fold the dough over and press flat. Repeat two more times using the remaining 1/2 C shredded cheese.
Shape the dough back into a loaf shape and return to the bread pan.
If desired, remove the paddles from the pan so they don’t leave indents in the bread when it bakes.
Allow the cycle to finish.
Remove the bread from the pan and allow it to cool completely before slicing to serve.
Freeze leftovers, toasting or thawing to serve.