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Cheddar Braid


  • Makes 1 loaf


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 cups bread flour
  • 1 Tablespoon dry yeast


Gently heat, on low, water, salt, sugar, milk powder, butter, and 2 cups of cheese in saucepan until the cheese is melted. Cool.
Add yeast, flour, and then the rest of the cheese. Mix in bowl with dough hooks or by hand until smooth, and leave to rest. Cover and leave in warm place to rise until double the original size. Punch down.

Cut dough into three strips, braid, placing on oiled cookie sheet. Lightly cover and leave bread to rise again after braiding. Bake at 375° for about 30 minutes or until golden.

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