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    Beer, Cheese 'n Onion Bread

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    Ginsugirl's Note:

    I like to make my bread dough a day ahead; the fridge slows but doesn't stop the yeast. This may look like a lot of work, but other than the first few steps, it's no more difficult than grabbing a drink from the fridge. Marmite isn't as scary as people think once it's cooked into other things, but if you hate it that much, leave it out and add a little extra salt instead. I've even made a version with prepared horseradish. I like brown ale or Guinness for this, but any old beer or even water will do.

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    Serves: 6


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    • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil or 3 tablespoons butter
    • 2/3 cup warm beer (should be heated to about 130F) or 2/3 cup water (should be heated to about 130F)
    • 2 tablespoons yeast (not the instant type)
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 2 tablespoons marmite
    • 2 cups flour, plus extra as needed
    • 1 cup old cheddar cheese, grated, at room temperature
    • oil or melted butter, for brushing tops of loaves
    • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese, preferably orange
    • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion (green part only)
    • sea salt, for sprinkling tops


    1. 1
      Saute onions over medium-low heat in the oil or butter until soft but not brown. Set aside and cool.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, whisk liquid, marmite and sugar until dissolved. Whisk in yeast and a handful of the flour. Leave in a draft-free spot for 10-15 minutes.
    3. 3
      When the mixture is foamy, add the rest of the flour, cheddar, and onion mixture, until combined.
    4. 4
      Knead on a floured surface, about 10 minutes.
    5. 5
      Place in a greased bowl, cover with plastic, and refrigerate overnight.
    6. 6
      Day two: Take out of the fridge, allow to sit for 60 minutes.
    7. 7
      Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
    8. 8
      Punch the dough down, and dived into six parts.
    9. 9
      Roll each portion into a roughly oval shape.
    10. 10
      Place on a large baking tray, bush with oil and sprinkle with green onions, cheese and salt. allow to sit for another 30 minutes.
    11. 11
      Bake for 20-25 minutes, then move to a cooling rack.
    12. 12
      Swat husband's hand with a wooden spoon when he tries to sneak one before dinner.

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    Nutritional Facts for Beer, Cheese 'n Onion Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (136 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 362.0
    Calories from Fat 145
    Total Fat 16.2 g
    Saturated Fat 6.6 g
    Cholesterol 28.0 mg
    Sodium 171.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    Sugars 3.5 g
    Protein 12.9 g

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