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Rustic Cheddar Cheese Bread Recipe
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Rustic Cheddar Cheese Bread Recipe

This Rustic Cheddar Cheese Bread Recipe is an easy rustic bread recipe that can be made into a circle loaf, bread pan loaf, or rolls.  It's made with simple ingredients and is a delicious bread recipe.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
rising time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 359kcal


Rustic Cheddar Cheese Bread Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Water Warm- 115 degrees
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar white granulated is great. Honey can be used for a substitute
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 1 cup Milk temp should be 115 degrees
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 6-6 1/2 cups Flour all-purpose white flour, bleached and unbleached work great
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese

Egg Wash Mixture for Bread and Rolls

  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Water whisk the egg and water together with a fork and brush on with a pastry brush after the the last rise.


  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, I used a Kitchen Aide, add the warm water (approx 115 degrees) Add the sugar and yeast.  Stir or mix until all the yeast has dissolved. 
  • Add the warm milk, eggs, salt and 2 cups of flour.  mix with a bread hook attachment for 1 minute.  Add the remaining 4- 4 1/2 cups of flour slowly.  Add 1/2 cup of flour at a time until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. 
  • When the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl, stop adding flour.  Add the shredded cheese and knead for another 2 minutes.  If it starts sticking again, add a little more flour. 
  • When you have added the flour, cover the dough with a towel and let the dough rise until double.  This should take about 30 minutes.  Knead the dough again for 2 minutes.  
  • Divide the dough into 2 and shape into the desired shape of bread loaves or rolls.  Let the dough rise till double again.
  • Score the top of the cheddar cheese loaves with a knife or scoring tool. Mix up egg wash mixture and brush it on with a pastry brush.  
  • Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until *golden brown on top.  (*If your dough is golden brown after 20 minutes of baking, cover the loaves loosely with aluminum foil and bake until 40 minutes is up.) Enjoy!


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 3.5mg