Artisan Cheese Bread
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Recipe type: Bread
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Serves: 1 loaf
 
A delicious cheese and herb artisan bread.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups ubleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon instant or rapid rise yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1½ cups very warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
Instructions
  1. Mix flour, yeast, salt and water together with a spoon until dough just comes together.
  2. Cover with oiled plastic wrap and let stand on counter top for 12 to 15 hours.
  3. Pour batter out on to a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle one third of the Parmesan on top. Fold dough in half. Sprinkle on another third of parmesan and fold in half again. Sprinkle last third of Parmesan on top and fold one last time.
  4. Pour 1 tablespoon of the oil into a 9 inch sturdy ovenproof pot. Place dough in pot. Cover and let rise another 2 to 3 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  6. Cut cheddar into small cubes and press cubes into top of dough. Sprinkle herbs on top and press herbs into dough with fingers. Drizzle oil on top.
  7. Bake in oven covered for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove lid and cook another 10 to 15 minutes, until well browned. Let cool and remove carefully from pot.
Recipe by Healthy Family Recipes at http://www.apronstringsblog.com/artisan-cheese-bread/