Saturday, January 31, 2009

BBD: Cheddar Cheese Bread

Bread making is such a satisfying process and it dates back to Roman times. Historians say that the kind of bread eaten by Romans is determined by their social class. There were basically three varieties: 'plebeian' black bread, made from barely sifted flour; 'second', made from slightly refined flour; and 'white bread', eaten only by the rich. Hmmm, that was one interesting trivia.

Personally for me, its an awesome experience to have a fresh baked bread for breakfast/lunch or dinner and the best part is - it could be eaten with anything and everything. Even, just a simple dip - Olive oil & minced garlic will do...:)

..coming to today's recipe is for Zorra's 'Bread Baking Daily', this month hosted by Temperence with a classic theme 'Bread + Cheese'...:) Yummy!!

Cheddar Cheese Bread



You need:

2 cups All purpose flour
2 eggs
2 tsp Instant Yeast
2 tbsp Olive oil (or 1 stick of Butter)
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1/2 tbsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Cheddar Cheese

How to make:

Step 1: Heat oil and buttermilk until luke warm. (apprx 105-110 deg F)

Step 2: In a mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients first - flour, yeast, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, 1/2 cup cheese and salt. Slowly mix in whisked eggs and then (oil + buttermilk) mixture.

Step 3: Knead for 8-10 mins to form a smooth dough. Shape into a desired shape and place it in a greased bowl, cover with a plastic wrap and leave for rising, approx 45 mins.

Step 4: Preheat oven for 375 F. Shift the dough into a loaf pan and bake for 20 mins.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese and bake until cheese melts.

Step 5: Cool it on a wire rack and Serve!!!



Enjoi..!!

Have a great weekend ahead.

- Siri

17 comments :

  1. Perfect looking bread! You are enjoying baking now, huh? :))

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  2. looks good babe...I made with cheddar too :) Check out the Wholegrain Milk and cheese bread...:)

    Is this the recipe from that book which you were talking about? isnt baking simply AMAZING! luv it.

    And Yeah gimme a call today..have to tell you about my formals and one sudden hi-fi meet I had to go the very next day of our phone call...

    I think I am talking more about 'external affairs' than the bread..so before the bread starts feeling bad..lemme say 'Yummy' and stop typing ;)

    hugs

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  3. wow siri..that is looking awesome..girl you are baking so well these days!

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  4. Your bread looks lovely. And I agree, there's nothing to beat the kick you get out of a freshly baked bread.

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  5. Cheddar bread looks gorgeous Siri...hope to see more bakes from u..

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  6. Yummy,I was thinking where were you.Perfect bread.what you said is true,this goes with even a simple olive oil +garlic dip YUM

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  7. The cheesy bread looks good baker friend. How r u?

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  8. perfect and awesome siri.. nice color.

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  9. wow so good i can smell the cheese so tempting siri

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  10. That looks so nice..very tempting :)

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  11. Wowo the bread looks so delish.
    Realy cheesey top too.

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  12. this bread is totally new to me. looks inviting.

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  13. Must have tasted lipsmacking good! :) Looks yummylicious!! :D

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  14. thats a really lovely looking bread.. the spattered cheese makes it look artistically yummy!!
    mandira

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  15. I enjoyed making mine with cheddar also, tasted good. Yours looks so tasty! Love the cheese!

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