Cheesy Bread Recipe Specially For The Bread Machine
One of the things I love most about making bread in a bread machine, is how fast you can load ingredients in, set the timer, then simply wait a couple hours for the kitchen to fill with the most tantalizingly fragrant aromas – and this cheese bread machine recipe doesn’t disappoint for scent or flavor.
In fact using a bread machine makes baking bread one of the easiest tasks in the kitchen and totally frees the cook from worrying about whether the yeast has been well enough proofed, have they kneaded it well enough and has the dough has risen for long enough – or not!
In a time when we all work longer and harder, the traditional hand baking method quite simply stops people from making the effort, oneself included – but using bread machines means delicious fresh bread every day because it takes less than 5 minutes to assemble the basics for bread.
Just about every bread machine comes with plenty of recipes to get you started and when you get the urge to expand, there are some stunning recipe books to take you and your bread to the next level. Don’t forget you can make a huge range of different shaped and flavored bread by using the machine to do the mixing and rising for you, then remove the dough and bake in the oven – the best of both worlds.
This Recipe Is Fool Proof – Really!
The onion and cheese flavors in this bread aren’t as strong as you might expect and it works brilliantly as a sandwich loaf, adding a little something extra to a packed lunch, or as suggested below with a good warming soup, it makes a filling supper.
This recipe has been tweaked several times and now includes onions, just leave them out if you want cheese only bread! It’s also been tweaked especially for bread machines and works very well in a Panasonic, Sunbeam and the Hamilton Beach – there’s no reason it won’t work perfectly well in yours, so give it a go.
Load the following ingredients into the bread machine in the order your manufactures book advices, but basically keep the yeast away from the salt, sugar and water by using the flour.
I’ve found this bakes best on a white flour bake, medium crust and it comes out just as well on a rapid bake cycle, so either to suit you. One final thing, if you’ve landed here looking for a Parmesan cheese bread recipe, use Parmesan instead and add another ½ tablespoon of butter to compensate for less fat.
Actually there’s a new recipe just posted here on the blog for Black Pepper Parmesan Bread – a super tasty bread machine loaf for ham, cheese or chicken salad sandwiches It goes particularly well with omelet for a quick hot lunch at work.
Storing Home Made Bread
I think most regular bread bakers have at one time or another entered the big bread storage debate – there are plenty of differing opinions. Some swear by a good bread bin, others like myself use cotton bags – very cheap, washable and breathable. To find out more about the best way to store home baked bread and what all the options are, click here to read the post.
Cheesy Onion Bread – Perfect With Classic French Onion Soup (get the soup recipe here…)
For a 1lb loaf:
1 ½ tsp bread machine yeast
10 oz of bread flour
1 tsp of salt
2 ½ – 3 oz strong cheese
1 tbsp. grated onion or 4 finely chopped salad onions
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. butter
4 fl oz milk
2 tbsp. water
For a 1 ½ lb loaf:
2 ¼ tsp bread machine yeast
15 oz of bread flour
1 ½ tsp of salt
4 oz strong cheese
1 ½ tbsp. grated onion or 4 finely chopped salad onions
1 ½ tbsp. sugar
1 ½ tbsp. butter
6 fl oz milk
3 tbsp. water
If you’ve yet to be converted to baking bread in a bread machine and this has whetted your appetite, checkout this post on which is the best bread machine and find out what’s on offer and how much you can expect to pay – it isn’t as much as you might think!
Got the bread machine already – and loaves that look like this once you’ve cut into them?
You just need a bread slicer guide for homemade bread – go read the post,you’ll be incredibly pleased you did!