Crusty Cheese Bread

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by SharleneW

My family loves this cheesy bread--especially the variation with the extra cheese. It is the cheesiest!

Top Review by PrincessPage

Great bread, thanks for posting your recipe. I did not have cottage cheese, but did have some ricotta and it worked out perfectly in its place. I mixed in the cheddar as suggested. It was soft and moist. If anything maybe a little bland. Next time we are going to mix in some herbs and lots of garlic.


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle yeast over warm water.
  2. Let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Stir gently to moisten.
  4. With mixer, blend softened yeast with cottage cheese, sugar, salt and egg.
  5. Add flour in 1/2 cup portions to form stiff dough.
  6. Beat well by hand after each addition.
  7. Cover dough and let rise in a warm place until double (about 1 hour).
  8. Butter a 1 1/2 quart casserole.
  9. Stir down dough and transfer to buttered casserole.
  10. Let rise another 30 to 40 minutes until almost double.
  11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  12. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Brush crust with butter and serve.
  14. Variations: Add 1 tablespoon grated onion and 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds before adding flour.
  15. Mix in 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese when stirring down dough.

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