Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Cheese bread and BLTs

Nothing like homemade bread. The aroma of it baking makes me hungry every time. This is a bread I have been wanting to make for a while. The recipe was lost in a pile of other recipes I want to try but...finally I have success!  

Here it is cooling on these neat little wire racks I got off Amazon.


It didn't turn out as cheesey as I would have guessed but toasting it brings out a more pronounced cheddar taste.


Next time i make this bread I am going to use the mixer. I used the bread machine to do the work of the initial mix and rising but it stressed the machine. I could hear the blade slowing down in a slow almost grinding noise. What I did was add more water and that helped. But time I am using the mixer and that heavy duty dough hook.

It was excellent for BLT sandwiches. Toasting the bread was definitely the way to go. Also, I apparently don't know how to slice bread thin enough for sandwiches and had huge hunks. Doug used the electric carving knife and that worked a treat. When this bread is stale I will cube it, toast it in the oven and make croutons for salad. Win-win!


Cheese Bread

2 1/2 tsp instant yeast
2 ounces water
1 cup milk
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 TB sugar
3 1/2 cups AP flour
1 cup finely grated cheddar cheese
2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
2 TB vegetable oil

Combine all the ingredients and mix and knead together - by hand, mixer or bread machine - until you have made a soft smooth/dough. Adjust the dough's consistency with additional flour or water as needed. This dough should be soft but not sticky. Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until puffy but not doubled in bulk.

Transfer to work surface an pat into a 8 inch log. Transfer to a lightly greased loaf pan, cover the pan and let bread rise until outer edge is just barely above the rim of the pan; about 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350F,  bake for 35 to 45 minutes, tenting it lightly the last 10 minutes if it browning too quickly. Remove from oven, take out of pan, let cool completely on wire rack.

Sharing with
( I had planned to share my “camp kitchen goodies” with the In My Kitchen event but wasn’t sure about it as the post is mostly about camping. But if you’d like to see my camp kitchen, new digital thermometer and table cloth check it out HERE !


Debra Eliotseats said...

Great bread recipe and I can imagine it toasted for a lot of sammy combinations! I would definitely use the stand mixer. That's the only way I make bread---no hand kneading here (and I gave my bread machine away....) Thanks for sharing this great recipe!!!

Mae Travels said...

Looks delicious. Our homemade bread never gets a chance to become stale. We gobble it up and gain weight! I'd like to see photos of your salad when you make it.

best... mae at

Tina said...

Thanks Debra, I am going to be using the stand mixer more now that I can be home more often. I loved the dough setting in the bread machine so I could be gone and let it do the initial rising and mixing. This is a good recipe though, thanks!

Mae, it’s hard to resist a fresh hot loaf of bread. The croutons were good, forgot a photo but I’ll make another!

Sherry's Pickings said...

thanks so much for joining IMK this month. it's marvellous to make homemade bread isn't it? i only make the 12 hour in the fridge type bread where you don't have to knead it the next day. nice and simple and still delicious. will check out your other post too. cheers sherry

Beth F said...

This looks so good -- both to go with soup and for sandwiches. Thanks for the heads-up on using the stand mixer. I too often use the bread machine through the first rise -- especially when I baking on a weekday.

judee said...

I agree that there is nothing like homemade bread and it looks like it was perfect for your sandwich..

Jackie McGuinness said...

Looks delicious, think I will try it with gluten free flour.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I love cheese bread--it looks delicious, as does your sandwich! Thanks for sharing your BLT with Souper Sundays this week too. ;-)

Claudia said...

Your cheese bread sounds great. I'm sort of in a bread rut, making the same kind every week, but we love it. Hardly any kneading and don't bother with a machine.

Cecelia said...

Gosh this cheese bread looks delicious!! When I make bread it's almost always in the bread machine, but toasted cheddary goodness might be worth the effort!

Marg said...

We went through a phase a couple of years ago of making no knead bread every weekend but we haven't done that for ages!

dreams of sourdough said...

Hi Tina, I encourage you to look up the no knead new York times method! Growing up my mum would make bread sometimes in a bread maker but I've now graduated to the laziest no knead no mix method :) good to know different ways to do things

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