Muenster Cheese Bread

January 18, 2016

I make this for my son.  He loves Muenster cheese and of course homemade bread and when I saw this recipe I knew it would be right up his alley.  I try to make it as a birthday treat for him when I can.  This year I could.  Being from Wisconsin we are all about our cheese.  So how could this fail?  Cheese baked into your bread?  Oh yeah. Perfect all by itself or with a steaming bowl of soup or stew.  One slice is never enough.  Enjoy.

 

Yield: 1 loaf

 

Ingredients

2 packages active dry yeast

1-cup warm milk (110 to 115 degrees)

½ cup butter softened

2 Tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

3¼ to 3¾ cups all purpose flour

1 egg plus 1 egg yolk

4 cups (1 lb.) shredded Muenster Cheese

1 egg white, beaten

 

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in milk.  Add butter, sugar, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth.  Stir in enough remaining flour to form soft dough.  Turn onto a floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.  Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.  Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.  In a large bowl, beat egg and yolk; stir in cheese.  Punch dough down; roll into a 16” circle.  Place in a greased 9” round cake pan, letting dough drape over the edges.  Spoon cheese mixture into center of dough. 

Gather dough up over filling in 1 ½” pleats.  Gently squeeze pleats together at top and twist to make a topknot.  Allow to rise 10-15 minutes.  Bake at 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes.  Serve warm.

 

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