Makes: Approximately eight 1lb loaf pans
Preheat to: 320F in the hot air mode (combi ovens)

ingredients

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

directions

  1. Combine the yeast and milk. Stir and leave for 15 minutes to dissolve.
  2. Melt the butter. Let cool and add to the yeast mixture.
  3. Mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in the yeast mixture.
  4. With a wooden spoon, stir from the center, incorporating flour with each turn, to obtain rough dough. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water.
  5. Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Return to the bowl, cover, and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, 2-3 hours.
  6. In 2 to 3 hours punch down dough with your fist. Then knead in the cheese, distribute well into the dough.
  7. Grease a 9 by 5 inch bread pan.
  8. Twist the dough 180 degrees once so there is a crease across the center. Let the pan set in a warm place to proof and let it raise just above the lip of pan.
  9. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake bread for 15 minutes, then lower the temperature to 375 degrees. Bake until the bottom of the bread has a hollow sound when tapped with your fingers, about 30 minutes more. Cool for 30 minutes and enjoy!