Wisconsin-Cheddar Jalapeno Bread

Total Time
3hrs 45mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 45 mins

This can easily be halved if you only want to bake 1 loaf.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, stir yeast, sugar, and warm water.
  2. Let stand for 5 minutes until foamy.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine 8 cups flour, cheddar cheese, jalapeno pepper, salt and Tabasco.
  4. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the milk until it is 120°F to 130°F.
  5. Stir milk into flour mixture.
  6. In a small bowl, lightly beat eggs.
  7. Set aside 1 tablespoon of the beaten egg to brush on dough later.
  8. Add remaining eggs to flour mixture; stir until it makes a soft dough.
  9. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic, kneading in the remaining 3/4 cup flour.
  10. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a large, greased bowl, turning dough over to grease the top.
  11. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
  12. Grease two large cookie sheets.
  13. Punch down dough and divide it in half.
  14. Shape each half of dough into a ball and palce the balls on the cookie sheets.
  15. Cover with towels and let rise in a warm place until doubledd, about 1 1/2 hours.
  16. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  17. Brush the loaves with the reserved beaten egg.
  18. Bake loaves about 45 minutes or until they sound hollow when lightly tapped.
  19. Remove to wire racks to cool.


Most Helpful

This is just about my favorite bread of all time and have been making it for years. I use pickled jalapenos as well as fresh ones, if I have them, but generally use about a 1 cup and skip the Tabasco. I also bake in loaf pans. It makes excellent toast and the yummiest grilled ham and cheese sandwiches you'll ever eat. For my preference, the extra sharp cheese is a must.

prschafer October 08, 2013

This jalapeno cheddar bread was excellent and very easy to make. This will definately be one that I will make all the time. I give this five stars and two thumbs up!!! ...CH

coolhennesy September 25, 2009

Great flavor in this bread. I reduced the recipe in half & used this in my bread machine. I need to work on the ratio as it was too much and rose over the top when baking and I have the largest size. I will more than likely just use the dough cycle next time and bake in the oven. I also subbed cayenne for the tabasco (1/4 t.) and used a mixture of red and green jalapenos for color. The bread has a wonderful cheesy and not overwhelmingly hot flavor. I was very happy with the results.

Susie D October 17, 2005

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