Can you smell the Cheese Bread?

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Source: Mickey’s Gourmet Cookbook
Location: Farmers Market – The Land – EPCOT Center – Walt Disney World
Location: The Land Grille Room – EPCOT Center – Walt Disney World

Happy Day Bakers!

Every November like 100,000 other people out there, I write a novel. It’s called the National Novel Writing Month and the goal is to write a book in the month of November. To be considered a “winner” you need to have written at least 50,000 words. That might not sound too bad but try to write 1667 words a day and see how you do. There is no real prize to all this but the sense of accomplishment. Wish me luck people for this year people!

During the spring they have something called Camp Nanowrimo and it’s a time to write something you have been wanting to write but it’s a little more relaxed. The November writing month can get pretty intense. Plus Camp Nanowrimo is good practice for it. I will be participating this year. So I will have to be pretty creative with finding time to bake. Luckily it’s one of my favorite things to do.

Since I have little to no time this month for anything extra, I thought why not give myself the extra job of making some bread from scratch. This bread is actually pretty easy to make and it doesn’t take 2 days as a lot of bread. I have no time but who doesn’t love the smell of fresh bread in the air.

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour, divided

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 package active dry yeast

  • 1 cup very warm water (120 to 130 degrees)

  • 2 tbsp margarine, melted

  • 1 cup natural Swiss cheese, shredded

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Ready to smell some amazing bread?

Instructions:

  1. Lightly grease and flour four loaf pans.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the yeast, salt, and two cups of the bread flour.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the margarine and the water.

  4. Slowly add the water mixture to the dry ingredients bowl. A soft dough ball will form.

  5. Place 1/4 of the cheese aside for later.

  6. Add the remaining cheese to the main bowl and mix.

  7. Add the egg and one cup of flour. Mix really well.

  8. On a lightly floured clean surface, remove the dough from the bowl and knead for 8 to 10 minutes. Work in the remaining of the flour.

  9. Lightly oil a bowl latest double the size of the dough. Place the dough in the boil, and lightly oil the dough. Cover and let rest until the dough doubles in size.

  10. After it has doubled, remove from the bowl and knead again. Separate into four equal parts and place in the prepared loaf pans. Make sure the dough has evenly spread out in the loaf pan. Cover and let them sit in a warm place for 50 minutes. It will double in size again.

  11. Preheat your oven to 375F degrees.

  12. Remove the loafs one at a time, roll the dough into a spiral shape and place back into the loaf pan seam side down. Cover and let rest for 50 minutes again. It will double in size one more time.

  13. Cut a 1/4 inch deep slice in each loaf and cover them in the remaining cheese that you had put aside. Bake for 20-30 minutes. The loaves are done when they have become golden brown.

  14. Remove from pans immediately after baking and use a pastry brush to brush margarine over the four loaves.

Happy Baking everyone!

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