Breads, Yeast Breads

Cheesy Herb Loaf

Cheese and bread, what could be better.

2 cups warm water (about 110°)
1 pkt (2¼ tsp) active dry yeast
2 Tbl sugar
1 Tbl oil
4½ cups flour
2 tsp seasoning salt
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/8 tsp oregano

In large bowl of mixer, pour warm water, sprinkle yeast, then sprinkle sugar over yeast.  Let sit for 5 minutes.  Add oil, flour and seasoning salt, knead.  Turn into greased bowl and let rise one hour.  Roll out dough on floured surface to 9″x14″ rectangle.  In a bowl, toss together cheese, onion powder, basil, garlic salt, and oregano.  Spread cheese mixture evenly over bread dough.  Roll up and pinch seam and ends.  Put in sprayed large loaf pan.  Let rise 30 minutes.  Bake in 375° oven for 35 minutes.

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Breads, Yeast Breads

Sunflower Seed & Cheese Swirl Bread

I mixed up some bread for dinner with my boys and plain bread just didn’t cut it tonight.  So, here’s what happened while I was chatting.  I went to shape the loaf, rolled it out to a rectangle, covered it with sunflower seeds, then Italian blend shredded cheese and then sprinkled seasoning salt over the top.  All rolled up, baked to a crunchy crust on the outside and tender salty cheesy inside with nutty crunch of the seeds, yum!  We liked it, think you will too!

2 cups warm water (110°)
1 pkt (2¼ tsp) dry yeast
2 tsp sugar
2 Tbl olive oil
4½ cups flour
2 tsp salt
1 cup sunflower seeds
2 cups Italian blend shredded cheese
seasoning salt

Preheat oven to 425°.  In large bowl of mixer, combine warm water, yeast, and sugar.  Let rest for 10 minutes.  Stir in olive oil, flour, and salt, mix until dough becomes soft but not sticky.  Knead.  Let rise 30-60 minutes.

Divide dough in half.  Roll out into 12″x6″ rectangle (approx).  Sprinkle evenly with 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, 1 cup shredded cheese, and seasoning salt.  Roll up, pinch seam, seal ends and transfer to baking sheet sprayed or lined with Silpat or Silform Bread Tray.  Repeat with other half of dough to make 2 loaves.    Let rise 20-30 minutes.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until bread internal temperature is 200°.  Watch during baking and lay foil over top to stop from over browning if necessary.  Delicious as is or dipped in olive oil with balsamic vinegar.

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