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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sourdough Mozzarella Cheese Bread - Recipe

Good morning,
Here's another bread that is good for sandwiches, buns, or dinner rolls. The cheese makes it soft and a little chewy.  Yum!

Let me know if you try this one and how you like it. 


Sourdough Mozzarella Cheese Bread


1 1/2 cups sourdough culture (if you don't have sourdough culture, you can substitute 3/4 cup water, 3/4 cup flour, and an extra 1/2 teaspoon of yeast)

1 egg

2 tsalt

2 T sugar

1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded

4 oz warm water

4 cups bread flour

2 rounded t dry yeast


Place all ingredients in large capacity bread machine in order given. Set on dough cycle and turn on.

The first dough cycle on most machines is about 40 minutes. Watch the action to be sure a dough ball forms at least 1/3 way through the cycle. Add a little flour or water if necessary to get the correct consistency.

When first dough cycle finished, remove from machine and place in a greased bowl for first rise. Place the bowl in a warm place such as the oven with the light, but no heat turned on. If you place it out on the counter in a warm place, cover with a damp cloth.

This batch required about 1 hour for the first rise. Keep in mind that the temperature in your kitchen and the mood of the yeast can change the time required for the dough to rise.

If you are using crockery or glass pans/bowls for baking, set the empty bread pans in a warm place, too. I use my second oven with the light turned on.

If preheating pans, remove from oven.

Spray pans with vegetable oil.

After the first rise, punch down/knead gently the dough to remove excess bubbles.

Shape dough into portions to fit in the pans you are using and place in warm place again for the second rise.

When it is finished rising the second time, bake at 350 F for 35 mins if using small pans similar to those in the images. If using 2 standard loaf pans, bake at 350 F for 45 mins.

Remove from oven, turn out to cooling racks immediately.

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Rina ... also Chester or Daisysmum. said...

Hi Lois ... All your bread looks so yummy, I have to try baking bread sometime soon.We just to busy running around atm. Have a great weekend they come around so quick don't they.
See ya Rina

Wanda said...

This recipe is similar to a dough I make for homemade pizzas, Lois.
I enjoy any kind of 'good' bread! Your family and friends are lucky to have you and your baking skills!

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Rina and Wanda,

Yes, this bread is similar to good pizza dough and, yes, it does take a little more time to make bread at home. Pizza dough is still on the list to add to the bread recipes here.

I'm still out here traveling and working on my recipes and images that I brought along. I hope to have them all baked, photographed, recipes written, and tested at home before the end of the year so I can have the collection finished for my family for Christmas.

I look forward to getting back to my kitchen at home next month.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Very best,