Cheese Bubble Loaf

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 20
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Scald milk in small saucepan.
  • Pour into large bowl and cool to 105 to 115 degrees.
  • Sprinkle yeast and sugar over milk; stir to dissolve.
  • Let stand until foamy, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in melted butter and salt.
  • Using electric mixer, add 2 cups flour to yeast mixture and beat until smooth.
  • Add 2 eggs and cheese and beat until thoroughly combined.
  • Add 2 cups flour and beat until dough is soft.
  • Using wooden spoon, mix in enough additional flour to make a slightly firmer but manageable dough.
  • Turn out onto floured surface and cover with towel; let rest 10 minutes.
  • Knead dough until smooth and elastic, adding additional flour if sticky.
  • Butter large bowl, add dough and turn to coat entire surface.
  • Cover bowl and let rise in warm,draft-free area until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Grease large baking sheet.
  • Punch dough down and turn onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth.
  • Roll into a log and cut into 20 pieces; shape each piece into smooth ball.
  • Place 1 dough ball in center of prepared sheet and then surround with remaining dough balls in concentric circles, with sides touching, forming 1 large circle.
  • Cover; let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Brush top of loaf with glaze; sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake until loaf sounds hollow when tapped on bottom, about 30 minutes.
  • Cool on rack.
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