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A delightful hint of Cheddar cheese permeates this golden loaf. Use it as a base for a grilled sandwich, or to add a new depth to a breakfast strata.

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one 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf, about 12 servings

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the cheese, stirring them to form a shaggy mass.
  2. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes, then knead it — by hand or machine — until you've formed a smooth, elastic dough.
  3. Knead in the cheese, place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it, and let it rise for 1 hour. After the hour it should be puffy, though not doubled in size.
  4. Lightly grease or spray an 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly greased or floured work surface, and shape it into a loaf. Place it in the pan, and let it rise for about 1 hour.
  6. Toward the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 375°F.
  7. Bake the bread for 25 minutes, or until a digital thermometer inserted into the center reads 190°F.
  8. Store the bread, well-wrapped, for up to 5 days at room temperature or in the freezer for up to a month.