Introduction: Cheddar and Herb Bread

About: I am a wife and a mother of two. I love reading, biking, kayaking and playing the recorder.

In this instructable, I will show you how to make cheddar & herb bread.

Step 1: Ingredients

For this recipe you will need:

3 c flour

1 1/2 c warm water (not too hot!)

1 tsp thyme leaves

1 c grated cheddar cheese

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp salt

1/2 tbsp basil

1 tsp sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tbsp instant yeast

1 tsp garlic

Step 2: Activate the Yeast!

In a small bowl, combine the yeast, sugar and a little bit of the warm water. Let it sit to the side for about 5 minutes.

Step 3: The Other Stuff..

In a large bowl, mix the flour and the rest of the seasonings together.

Step 4: Bring in the Yeast!

Pour the yeast mixture into the flour mixture and combine.

Step 5: Water That Stuff

Stir the rest of the water in a little at a time.

Step 6: Say Cheese!

Mix the cheese into your dough.

Step 7: Proof It!

Use a cheap disposable shower cap to cover the bowl and allow your dough to proof.

Step 8: Oven-sort Of.

Place the dough in the oven that has the oven light on (but don't preheat/turn the oven on) for 30 minutes.

Step 9: Fight!

Remove the shower cap and with a floured hand, punch your dough (only once, it's not like it owes you money or anything).

Step 10: Back Into the Oven

Place the shower cap back on and put the dough back in the oven (light on, not the temperature) for 30 minutes again.

Step 11: So Kneady

Remove your dough from the oven and the bowl it's in and place on a floured surface. Knead the dough for a few minutes.

Step 12: Last Proof!

Place the dough into your bread pan and cover with the shower cap.

Preheat the oven to 400° and place the bread pan on top of the stove while it's heating up to proof for the last time.

Step 13: Bakin'!

After the stove is preheated, place the dough in the oven to bake for 50 minutes.

Step 14: Slice and Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this instructable! If you try this bread out let me know what you think.

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