Since we got home I've made bread most days, but they are recipes I have already published. I'm now keeping a list of the published recipes in a drawer in my bread room so I can be sure to write down any that I make that haven't appeared here yet.
So, here's another bread recipe. If you've followed my bread recipes, you know cheese is a favorite bread ingredient. Cheese adds such a wonderful, rich texture.
If you'd like to try it, my recipe is below.
Cheesey Whole Wheat Bread
2 T Vegetable oil
1-1/2 t salt
2 t sugar
1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded
1 cup water
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups bread flour
2 t dry yeast
Place all ingredients except apricots and wlanuts 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 is finished, remove dough 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.
After the first rise, punch down/knead gently the dough to remove excess bubbles.
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.
For this batch, I am using six mini loaf pans.
Allow bread to rise once again; this batch took about 45 mins for the second rise, then bake at 350 degrees F for 35 mins.
Turn out to racks to cool immediately.
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