Italian Cheese Bread
- 2 tablespoons sesame seed
- 4 1/2 to 5 1/4 cups all purpose unbleached or bread flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 small packages pf active dry yeast
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of butter or margarine
- 2 eggs
- 4 ounces (1 cup) shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
Adapted from pakirecipes.com
Grease an oven safe pan, and sprinkle with Sesame seed.
Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup, level off. In a large bowl combine 2 1/2 cups of flour, sugar, salt and yeast, blend well.
In small saucepan, heat milk, water and 1/2 cup of butter until very warm. Add warm liquid and eggs to flour mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened, beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand stir in remaining 2 to 2 3/4 cups of flour to form a stiff batter.
In small bowl combine all filling ingredients, mix well. Spoon half of batter over sesame seed in greased pan, spoon filling mixture evenly over batter within 1/2 inch sides of pan. Spoon remaining batter over filling. Cover loosely with plastic wrap, and cloth towel.
Let rise in warm place, until light and doubled in size, about 30 minutes. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Uncover dough.
Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when lightly tapped. Remove from pan immediately, cool on wire racks. Serve warm or cool.