Cheddar Cheese Bread
Recipe type: artisan bread
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Serves: 6
You really CAN make artisan bread in 5 minutes today! You'll need only a few ingredients to make a crusty, steaming loaf that will make anybody happy.
  • 3 cups lukewarm water
  • 1½ Tb granulated yeast
  • 1½ Tb Kosher salt
  • 1½ Tb sugar
  • 6½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  1. Mix the water with the yeast, salt, and sugar in a lidded food container.
  2. Mix the flour and the cheese without kneading. The dough will be wet.
  3. Cover (not airtight) and allow to rest at room temp until the dough rises and collapses, approximately 2 hours.
  4. Shape into loaves right away, or refrigerate and use within 7 days.
  5. Allow loaves to rest for 1 hour for refrigerated dough, or just 40 minutes if you're using fresh, unrefrigerated dough.
  6. minutes before baking time, preheat oven to 450, baking stone on a low rack, empty boiler tray or shallow pan on a lower rack or the bottom of the oven.
  7. Sprinkle loaves with flour and slash with a sharp knife.
  8. Slide loaves directly onto the hot stone.
  9. Pour 1 cup of hot tap water into the broiler pan.
  10. Bake for about 25 minutes or until deeply browned and firm. Allow to cool on racks before slicing or eating--if you can get away with that!
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