Jalapeno Cheese Herb Bread

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Total Time
4hrs 5mins
3 hrs 30 mins
35 mins

This recipe comes from a regional magazine.

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  1. Proof yeast in warm water.
  2. In another bowl, combine milk, sugar, salt and shortening.
  3. Allow to cool until lukewarm.
  4. Add yeast and mix well.
  5. Add peppers, 1/2 c cheese, egg, nutmeg, sage, and 2 c flour.
  6. Beat until smooth.
  7. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  8. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic.
  9. This should take about 8 minutes.
  10. Place in a greased bowl and turn to grease the top.
  11. Cover and let rise until the dough doubles.
  12. This should take about 1 1/2 hours.
  13. Punch down and cover.
  14. Let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes.
  15. Shape in a round loaf and put the dough in a greased 8-9" pie plate.
  16. Cover and let rise until the dough doubles again.
  17. This should take about 1 hour.
  18. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  19. Place the remaining cheese on top and bake until the cheese melts and bread is done (about 15 minutes).