Easy Cheese Batter Bread (A Pillsbury Bake-Off Winner)

"This hearty casserole bread was a prize winner in the 23rd Bake-Off contest in the early 70's. The moist and chewy bread is even better the second day! *Cooking time(passive time) includes time for bread to rise twice."
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins
1 loaf




  • Generously grease 1 1/2 or 2 quart casserole dish or 9x5" loaf pan.
  • Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.
  • In large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, cheese, sugar,salt and yeast; blend well.
  • In small saucepan, heat milk and margarine until very warm (120 to 130 degrees F.).
  • Add warm liquid and eggs to flour mixture.
  • Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed.
  • By hand, stir in remaining 1 cup flour.
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap and cloth towel.
  • Let rise in warm place (80 to 85 degrees F.) until light and doubled in size, about 45-60 minutes.
  • Stir down dough to remove all air bubbles. Turn into prepared casserole dish.
  • Cover; let rise in warm place until ight and doubled in size, 20-25 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Uncover dough.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  • Remove from casserole dish immediately; cool on wire rack.

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