Asiago Cheese Bread

Asiago Cheese Bread

I’ve seen Asiago Cheese Bread floating around the internet for quite some time now and I finally got around to making it.  Breads are one of my favorite things to bake and I had really high hopes that this would be a great versatile bread.  And it met all of my expectations.  It’s dense and cheesy and was delicious spread with butter and served alongside a chicken Caesar salad.  It was equally tasty spread with mustard and topped with deli meat {roast beef and turkey} and cheddar cheese.

I’m already looking forward to serving it up with soup on cold winter days.  This is a really easy bread to make and it’s definitely finding a place in my tried and true recipe binder.

Asiago Cheese Bread

Yield: 2 loaves

Asiago Cheese Bread

Ingredients

  • 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Asiago cheese, divided
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and pepper, and combine using the paddle attachment.
  2. Put the milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Add the butter. Heat to 120-130 degrees so that the butter starts melting. Make sure the temperature is warm to activate the yeast, but not hot because it will kill it.
  3. Stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture and mix on low speed until smooth.
  4. Add in 1-1/4 cups shredded cheese and mix just until combined.
  5. Gradually add in 2-1/4 cups flour to make a soft dough. Switch to the dough hook and knead for 5 minutes.
  6. Spray a bowl with cooking spray and place the dough in the bowl, turning the dough so all sides are coated. {I used the bowl of my stand mixer.}
  7. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise until doubled {1-2 hours}.
  8. After the dough is doubled, punch it down and form it into two round or oval loaves.
  9. Place the loaves on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray {or use parchment paper or a silpat}.
  10. Cover the loaves lightly with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking spray and allow them to rise again until doubled {about 45 minutes}.
  11. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  12. Make 3-4 cuts across the top of the loaves with a serrated knife.
  13. Brush the top of the loaves with the beaten egg and then sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  14. Bake for 30-35 minutes until lightly browned.
http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/asiago-cheese-bread/

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2 Responses to Asiago Cheese Bread

  1. Leilani July 17, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    This looks fabulous! I can tell you like making bread because all of your bread looks delish. 🙂

    • Lori July 22, 2014 at 12:08 am #

      Thanks, Leilani.

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