Cheese Herb Bread



1 1/2 cups warm water
1 packet dry, active yeast
1 tsp sugar
3 1/2- 4 1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (or other cheese) plus more for sprinkling
2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs Italian dried herbs
1/2 tsp salt

How to make Cheese Herb Bread

My new adventure in bread making has taken me to a place where I want to make quicker bread with yummy extras in it!

This is a much quicker recipe than my artisan herb bread and is perfect for sandwiches and snacks.  This bread takes a little bit of love though :)

Dissolve the yeast in the water and sugar.  Let stand about 10 minutes or until very foamy.  Mix in the flour and salt with your hands or a wooden spoon until pretty smooth.  Then, knead the dough for about 10-12 minutes or until shiny, stretchy, and smooth.  Add more flour if needed.

Shape the sough into a ball and put in a lightly oiled nonreactive bowl, turning to coat the dough on all sides with oil.  Cover with a towel and let stand for 2 hours.  The dough should be doubled in size.

Then, turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead in the cheese and herbs.  Cover with the towel and let rest another hour an a half.  Then, cut the dough in half and form into long loafs.  Cover and let rest another 10 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Top the bread with extra cheese (optional) and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the loaves sound hollow when thumped.


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