Monday, February 21, 2011
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.