Italian Cheese Bread

Recipe Description

* Serves: 24
* Calories: 190 per slice
* Prep Time: Approx. 1 hr.
* Occasion: Any
* Effort: Average


  • 2 tablespoons sesame seed
  • 4 1/2 to 5 1/4 cups all purpose unbleached or bread flour
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar|Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tspns 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
  • For Filling:
  • 4 ounces (1 cup) shredded mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder


  1. Grease an oven safe pan, and sprinkle with sesame seed.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup, level off. In a large bowl combine 2 1/2 cups of flour, Granulated sugar|Sugar, salt and yeast, blend well.
  3. In small saucepan, heat milk, water and 1/2 cup of butter until very warm. Add warm liquid and eggs to flour mixture.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Spoon remaining batter over filling. Cover loosely with plastic wrap, and cloth towel.
  7. Let rise in warm place, until light and doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  8. Heat oven to 350 degrees Farenhiet. Uncover dough.
  9. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when lightly tapped.
  10. Remove from pan imediately, cool on wir racks. Serve warm or cool.
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