I am so excited to share this new bread recipe with you! This recipe was so fun to make and it was so tasty to eat! If you like cheese ( and who doesn’t? ) and you really love onions then this is the bread recipe for you! Bread baking is an art and I am really trying to work on my bread skills as I have had trouble with them in the past. Baking bread is something that takes years to perfect but is so much fun in the process. I love looking back at my past bread projects to see how far I have come in the craft! Always trying to improve in any way possible, am I right? I think it is always important to find a hobby that you enjoy and get good at it! I knit, I sew and I obviously bake. All the things that I really enjoy doing in my personal time. Do you have a favorite hobby that quiets your mind and brings you some rest and relaxation?
This bread recipe is not hard by any means. The challenge for me when it comes to making bread is using expired yeast. It is always such a bummer when you go through the steps of making some bread dough and it smells amazing. You carefully knead the dough and place it in an oiled bowl to begin the rising process and then you check on it an hour later and hasn’t proofed at all? You may even give it two hours with even more dismay. I have definitely been in that position and it always sucks! To combat this problem I like to test my yeast in a nice bowl of warm water and sugar. Give it a stir and wait a few minutes. If the yeast doesn’t begin to create a thin foam on the top of the water throw it out and buy some fresh yeast at the store. I am still looking to get my hands on fresh yeast. If anyone knows where I can buy a block of fresh yeast let me know in the comments!
Interested in purchasing The Bread Bible? I love this cookbook and I trust the recipes to come out the way I want them too. I will link it right here if you are interested!
This specific bread recipe is good for sandwiches or even served as a side for dinner. Enjoy!
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Cheese and Onion Loaf
- 1 Onion, finely chopped
- 45 Grams Butter
- 450 Grams Unbleached white bread flour
- 6 Grams Easy blend dried yeast
- 1 Tsp. Mustard powder
- 175 Grams Sharp chedder cheese, grated
- 2/3 Cup Lukewarm water
- 2/3 Cup Lukewarm milk
- to taste salt and ground black pepper
- Start by prepping all of your ingredients. Grease your desired loaf tin and set aside.
- Place butter in frying pan and sautee onion until glistening.
- Place dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and begin mixing dry mixture together with Cuisinart dough hook. Throw in onions and 3/4 of cheese. Add the milk and the water and continue to mix for about 5 minutes on second lowest speed. Place dough into an oiled bowl and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and divide dough into 20 equal pieces. Shape your pieces of dough into balls and then place those into your greased loaf pan. Allow the dough to complete a second proof, about one more hour. Preheat your oven to 375 F at this time. Once the dough has risen just above the top of the loaf tin brush the loaf with remaining butter and top with leftover cheese and onion. Bake for 45 minutes and allow to cool on a wire rack.