cheesy bread

I’m at me Nan’s recipes again…

cheesybread

this time its another dead easy bread recipe, if you haven’t already tried her first fool proof one, this is lighter soft, moist on the inside and nicely chewy on the outside.  Do use a nice sharp cheddar otherwise it just melts into the bread base and you can barely get a hint of that cheesy goodness.

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Nan’s cheesy bread

4 c self raising flour (if you don’t have self raising flour you can make it by using 1 cup ap flour and take out 2 tsps of flour and replacing this with 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt)

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp superfine sugar

4 tbsp butter chopped

1 cup SHARP grated cheddar

1 c milk (plus extra for brushing bread top)

3/4 c water

Heat oven to 375F.  Sift four into food processor add salt, sugar and butter pulse until coarse crumbs. Transfer to bowl add liquids and mix until sticky dough.  Turn out onto floured board and knead until smooth about 2 mins. Place on floured baking sheet and form into a 9 inch circle (or split here into two loaves and make two balls).  Cut a X on top, brush with milk, bake 45 mins, cool on wire rack.

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this makes a behemoth loaf of bread, one slice you can cut in two and make a decent sized sammy out of it… next time I might try splitting the dough into two smaller loaves.

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8 Comments

  1. Posted July 16, 2009 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    yum sounds awesome! and i love that it’s a quick bread.

  2. Mame Johnston
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Keep checking out the recipe box! This sounds wonderful. Once we move perhaps I’ll have time again to do this sort of thing. All we’ve done for 6 weeks is pack, sort, throw out, and mow out! There’s a light at the end of a tunnel and methinks it’s not an oncoming train.

    • thecatskillkiwi
      Posted July 16, 2009 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

      Good to hear!!

  3. Posted July 16, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    Oh, that looks good. I’ve been thinking about making some bread soon, maybe I’ll give this one a try.

    • thecatskillkiwi
      Posted July 16, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

      hey hope you do… its really good.

  4. Gabriel
    Posted July 17, 2009 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    If you did split it into 2 doughs can you freeze one or do you have to bake them right away? It sounds amazing! I’ve got extra Swiss. Is that too mild? Probably, huh?

    • thecatskillkiwi
      Posted July 17, 2009 at 8:10 am | Permalink

      if you split it into two, you need to bake it off, then you can freeze one loaf, wrap it in saran, then foil.
      swiss might be too mild, but you can always give it a go.

  5. Jacqui
    Posted July 19, 2009 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    I want it NOW! YUM. I love, love, love that kinda bread. Can’t wait to make some in my brick bread oven…thanks for the inspiration!


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