Source: America's Favorite Food Associations

Cheese Bread
A delicious addition to any meal.
Serves: makes two round loaves
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 to 45 minutes


1-1/4 cups buttermilk
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons margarine
4-3/4 - 5-1/4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 packages active dry yeast
1 cup coarsely shredded Cheddar cheese
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon milk

Heat buttermilk, water and margarine in saucepan on low heat until liquids are very warm (120°-130° F). Mix 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and yeast.

Slowly add liquid mixture to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Add 1 cup flour. Beat at high speed 2 minutes. Stir in cheese and enough flour for a stiff dough.

Place on lightly floured board; knead until smooth and elastic (7 to 10 minutes). Divide dough and shape into two round loaves. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover 1 hour; let rise in warm place until doubled.

Mix egg and milk; brush on loaves. Bake at 350° F for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Note: Omit salt and baking powder if using self-rising flour