Cheddar Cheese Bread (Bread Machine Assisted)

"This is a combination of several recipes I have combined into one. I decided to bring this into the office today and it received several good reviews. Hope you enjoy!"
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  • In bread machine pan, place all ingredients from flour through yeast in order as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Set bread machine to dough setting.
  • Once bread machine cycle is complete, remove dough to slightly floured surface.
  • Divide the cheese into thirds.
  • Put some flour on your hands if the dough sticks to them.
  • Press the dough flat. Sprinkle it with a portion of the cheese. Fold in half, press flat, repeat two more times until all of the cheese is used. Fold it into a ball, pressing firmly to seal the seam.
  • With a sharp knife, cut four small gashes in the dough. I go from the top center about 1/4 of the way down the dough ball. The gashes are equally spaced.
  • Place the dough on a baking sheet that has been lightly dusted with the corn meal. Let rise until doubled in size.
  • Put a pan of boiling water in the bottom of your oven that has been pre-heated to 375 degrees.
  • Bake the bread for about 30 minutes. Once done, cool on rack and enjoy!

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  1. Made this for PAC 2010. It was good. I just had some for breakfast. Since I've been up since 3am, I figured it would be a good morning project. I divided the dough in half when I baked to make 2 smaller loaves. I made yours as is and in mine of used a variety of cheese, white sharp and mild cheddar and gruyere. I used the pan of water, but it didn't seem to do anything. I have baked bread before and never used it and it seem to come out the same. Overall it was a good bread. Thx for sharing


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