Saturday, January 31, 2009

BDD: Crusty Cheese Bread

The French call it Gannat, I call it darn good! It is even better made into my favorite grilled cheese sandwich (the secret is a thin smear of Hienz 57 sauce). I figured this would be the perfect entry for this months Bread Baking Daily challenge Bread with Cheese.

Crusty Cheese Bread
A World of Bread, Dolores Casella @1966
1 pkg yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3 cups flour
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter
1 cup shredded cheddar
1/2 cup mashed potatoes
2 large eggs
1/4 cup scalded milk

Dissolve the yeast in the water
Shift the flour, sugar and salt together
Combine the butter, cheese, potatoes and eggs and beat until blended
Add the yeast mixture and the dry ingredients, mix thoroughly
Turn on to floured surface and knead for 5 minutes
Place in buttered bowl, cover and let rise
Punch down and knead for 2 minutes
Shape loaf and place in well butter pan until doubled
Bake in 375 degree oven for 25 - 45 minutes

Temper's Take:
I loved the way toasting the bread made the whole house smell cheesy. And the bread turned so soft when I made the grilled cheese sandwiches, it was just perfect. I am thinking that making cubes with the remainder and saving them for baking experiments are the way to go, an apple brown betty maybe or some really great stuffing.

1 comment:

scraps said...

Your bread looks great! I was wondering where do we find the recipes and such for BBD#16? And who is doing for the next month?
Thanks,
G.Staples