Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 30 mins

This is a wonderful recipe for cheese bread, if you don't want to add in grated cheddar, add in small cubes of cheddar by hand after kneading. This can also be made on a stand mixer with a dough hook attached. If desired you can add in about 2 tablespoons room temperature Crisco shortening in with the yeast, warm water, sugar and salt, the bread will stay fresher longer and bake out with a softer texture.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the yeast, warm water, sugar, salt and 1-1/2 cups flour; beat well with an electric hand mixer.
  2. By hand, add in the egg, cheese, caraway seed and dry onion, and as much of the remaining flour as needed to make a soft dough.
  3. Knead on a floured surface or in a heavy-duty stand mixer for about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a greased bowl; cover and let rise until doubled (about 1 hour and 15-20 minutes, could take more or less time).
  5. Punch down dough.
  6. Remove from bowl onto lightly floured board; cut into 2 strips, and twist.
  7. Transfer to a slightly greased cookie sheet; tuck in ends of dough slightly.
  8. Cover with a clean tea towel, and let rise until double in bulk.
  9. If desired mix one egg white with 1 teaspoon cold water, brush on bread then sprinkle with, dryed onion, caraway seeds or sesame seeds before baking.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees (convection oven preferably) for 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was delicious. I was looking for a cheese bread recipe and when I saw that this one was posted by kittencal I knew it would be good. I left out the caraway seeds also (I didn't have any) and added some cheese cubes in addition to the 1 cup of cheese. I will be making this on a regular basis.

5 5

This is a wonderful recipe. I used 1/4 white & 3/4 whole wheat flour. I omitted the caraway seeds and onion. I split the dough into 3 and braided the strips, let it rise again, brushed it with the egg white wash & topped it with more grated cheese. It turned out really really nice. I uploaded a picture of the finished loaf.

5 5

I made the dough in my automatic bread maker, punched it down, put it in a 9" loaf pan and let it rise again. Before baking it, I coated the top with Kittencal's suggestion of an egg white and water wash and sesame seeds. After baking it, the bread looked like it came from a specialty bread shop! The taste was really good. I could live without the caraway seeds but my husband liked the flavor the seeds gave the bread. This is a great bread recipe.