Herbed Cheese Batter Bread

Recipe by SusieQusie
READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 16
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Lightly butter (2) 8 X 4 X 2-inch loaf pans.
  • Heat butter over medium heat. Add the buttermilk and water; heat till warm to touch (105-115ºF)
  • Pour into a large bowl & sprinkle the yeast on top. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Whisk to dissolve yeast then whisk in 3 eggs & the hot sauce.
  • Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda & salt.
  • Gradually stir into the liquid mixture to make a thick batter.
  • Stir in Parmesan cheese, 3/4 cup shredded cheddar, garlic & herbs.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans, spreading evenly.
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap & let stand in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375ºF & place rack in the center.
  • Beat the remaining egg with the 1 tablespoon water & brush tops of loaves.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheddar cheese & bake till golden brown, 10-15 minutes.
  • Cool in pans, on rack, for 10 minutes. Turn on on rack and cool completely.
  • * Can be made up to 2 days in advance, wrapped tightly & stored at room temperature. Herbs can be varied to suit your taste.
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