Italian Cheese Bread Ring

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Chipfo

This is a very delicious bread with an Italian cheese filling, I have been making it for years and am never disappointed. Very easy to make, it is a yeast batter bread so no kneading is required, I like to cut into this and serve while it is still warm. The cheese is actually a filling and not mixed in with the batter.

Top Review by StacyMD187373

DH and I enjoyed this bread with Baked Penne pasta tonight. I agree with others that the filling really didn't have too much flavor; perhaps the mozzarella is a little mild. However, this was pretty easy to make and the bread was really good. I did make half a recipe and made in a loaf pan since there's only the 2 of us. Oh, and I didn't have any sesame seeds, so left that out. Made this for Zaar Cookbook Tag.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine 2 1/2 cups of flour, sugar, salt and yeast, stir until blended.
  2. In a small pan heat milk, water and butter until very warm, about 120°F.
  3. Add warm liquid and eggs to flour mixture.
  4. Stir until moistened and beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  5. By hand stir in remaining flour (2 to 2 3/4 cups) to form a stiff batter.
  6. Generously grease a 12 cup bunt pan (or 10 inch tube pan) and sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds.
  7. In a bowl combine all filling ingredients and mix well.
  8. Spoon half the batter evenly into greased pan, spoon filling mixture evenly over batter staying 1/2 inch away from sides of pan.
  9. Spoon remaining batter evenly into pan over filling.
  10. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and set in warm place to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  11. Do not punch or stir down dough.
  12. Remove plastic and bake in a 350°F oven for 30 or 40 minutes until golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
  13. Remove from pan to cool on a wire rack.
  14. Prep time does not include rising time.

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