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Sliced homemade cheese bread

Easy Cheese Bread

Super cheesy easy cheese bread recipe!  This is my favorite homemade cheese bread recipe. It is an easy bread recipe, you make it in a dutch oven, and it’s all crispy on the outside and soft on the inside…yum!!! Eat this no knead cheese bread for breakfast, as toast, for sandwiches, and even an afternoon snack. This is the perfect recipe if you are a beginner to bread baking!

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, brunch, lunch, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Rise time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Author Suchot Sunday

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups room temperature water
  • 2-4 tbsp all-purpose flour for shaping into a ball
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese any kind you like
  • 1 cup cheese cubes ~ ½"

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix 3 cups of flour, salt, yeast, grated cheese, and cheese cubes.

  2. Measure 1 ½ cups of room temperature tap water and pour it into the dry ingredients.

  3. Stir until all the dough comes together and there are no flour pockets.

  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a warm place to rise for 3-4 hours (minimum 2 hours, up to 8 hours)

  5. Near the end of the rise time, put your empty dutch oven (with the lid on) into your oven, and heat oven to 425F.

  6. Remove the plastic wrap, add 2-4 tablespoons of flour, just to bring the dough into a ball; don't knead the dough with it, we want those air pockets made by the rise!

  7. When your oven temp reaches 425F, remove your dutch oven from the oven with mitts (lid is very hot too!)

  8. Drop the dough into your hot dutch oven (ungreased, unlined).

  9. Bake your cheese bread at 425F for 30 minutes in the dutch oven with the lid on.

  10. Remove the dutch oven lid and bake for 15 minutes more, to brown the crust.

  11. Take the loaf out and put it onto a cutting board; cut it when cool or enjoy warm from the oven!