Asiago Cheese Bread

Asiago Cheese Bread
Servings: 16 Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices) Prep 15 mins Rise 1 hr 45 mins Bake 425°F 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut up
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded Asiago cheese (5-ounce container)
  • 1 large egg

Make It

1. In large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups of the bread flour, the yeast, salt and pepper.

2. In small saucepan, heat milk and butter over medium-high heat until butter is melted and temperature is 120 degrees F to 130 degrees F.

3. Stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of the Asiago cheese. Gradually stir in about 2 cups of the flour to make a soft dough.

4. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes, adding more flour as needed to prevent sticking.

5. Oil large bowl; add dough and turn to coat. Cover with clean kitchen towel. Let rise in warm place 1 hour or until doubled in volume.

6. Coat an 8 x 2-inch round cake pan with nonstick vegetable-oil cooking spray. Punch down dough. Form dough into a 6-inch round; place in prepared cake pan. Cover with towel. Let rise in a warm place, away from drafts, about 45 minutes or until doubled in volume.

7. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.

8. In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg with a fork. Brush top of dough with beaten egg. Sprinkle top with the remaining 1/4 cup of the Asiago cheese.

9. Bake in 425 degrees F oven for 35 minutes or until the crust is golden and bread sounds hollow when tapped with fingertips. Transfer the bread from the pan to a wire rack; let cool. Serve warm or completely cooled.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 16; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 151, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 28, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 21, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 255, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.