Monday, February 21, 2011

Asiago Cheese Bread

Asiago Cheese Bread

Makes 2 loaves
I use a bread machine to make the dough

¾ cup hot water
¾ cup  cold buttermilk
4 1/2 tbs. sugar
1 ¾ tsp. yeast
4 cups bread flour
2 tsp. salt
2 tbs. melted butter
3 tbs. of Potato powder  or instant potatoes
1 ½ cup  of shredded Asiago cheese

 I set  my bread machine on the dough  cycle. Then put in water and the milk and add sugar, potato powder and yeast  and start the machine. Add 2cups of flour, salt ,butter and then the  remaining flour and 1 cup of the Asiago cheese. 

Watch the dough ball. It should be firm  and  satiny, if  it look dry add more water a little at a time or if  it looks  to moist and not forming a ball add more flour a little at a time. The dough should rise nicely.

Once the cycle is completed and the dough has risen take it out of the machine and divide and put it into 2 greased bread pans, put in a warm area  and let the bread dough double in size before baking  then sprinkle the remaining Asiago cheese on top and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 min. or until golden brown on top.