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    Southwestern Pockets of Cheese Bread

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    2 hrs 45 mins

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    45 mins

    TasteTester's Note:

    This bread was a winner in Pillsbury's Bake-Off Contest #36, in 1994. The prep time also includes the time needed for the bread to rise.

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    1. 1
      In a blender or food processor, finely chop tomatoes. Add beans, yogurt, cumin, oregano, parsley and garlic; process 10-15 seconds or until beans are mashed. Set aside.
    2. 2
      In large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast; mix well. In small saucepan, heat water and oil until very warm (120° to 130°F). Add warm liquid and egg to flour mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Add bean mixture; beat until well mixed. By hand, stir in green chiles (or jalapeño pepper) and an additional 3 1/2 to 4 cups flour to form a stiff dough.
    3. 3
      On floured or cornmeal-coated surface, knead in 1/2 to 1 cup flour for about 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in greased bowl; cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and a cloth towel. Let rise in warm place (80° to 85°F) for 45 to 60 minutes or until light and doubled in size.
    4. 4
      Grease two 8- or 9-inch rounds cake pans, or 1 large cookie sheet. Punch down dough. Divide dough in half; shape each half into a 6-inch round loaf. Place in greased pans. Using a sharp knife, 1 1/2 inches from edge, cut a 2 1/2-inch-deep ring around each loaf. Cut another 2 1/2-inch-deep ring 1 inch inside of first cut. Insert cheese in cuts; pinch cut edges to seal. Cover; let rise in warm place 30 to 40 minutes or until light and almost doubled in size.
    5. 5
      Heat oven to 375°F Uncover dough. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until loaves are deep golden brown and sound hollow when lightly tapped. Immediately remove from pans; cool on wire racks.
    6. 6
      (Note: Bread can be frozen. Thaw at room temperature. To reheat, heat oven to 375°F Wrap loaf in foil and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until hot.).

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    Nutritional Facts for Southwestern Pockets of Cheese Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (128 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 380.4
    Calories from Fat 172
    Total Fat 19.1 g
    Saturated Fat 4.4 g
    Cholesterol 26.7 mg
    Sodium 529.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 2.8 g
    Protein 11.2 g

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