Crusty Cheese Bread

Recipe by SharleneW
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Sprinkle yeast over warm water.
  • Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Stir gently to moisten.
  • With mixer, blend softened yeast with cottage cheese, sugar, salt and egg.
  • Add flour in 1/2 cup portions to form stiff dough.
  • Beat well by hand after each addition.
  • Cover dough and let rise in a warm place until double (about 1 hour).
  • Butter a 1 1/2 quart casserole.
  • Stir down dough and transfer to buttered casserole.
  • Let rise another 30 to 40 minutes until almost double.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Brush crust with butter and serve.
  • Variations: Add 1 tablespoon grated onion and 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds before adding flour.
  • Mix in 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese when stirring down dough.