Italian Cheese Bread Ring

Recipe by Chipfo
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 20
YIELD: 1 Loaf
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl combine 2 1/2 cups of flour, sugar, salt and yeast, stir until blended.
  • In a small pan heat milk, water and butter until very warm, about 120°F.
  • Add warm liquid and eggs to flour mixture.
  • Stir until moistened and beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • By hand stir in remaining flour (2 to 2 3/4 cups) to form a stiff batter.
  • Generously grease a 12 cup bunt pan (or 10 inch tube pan) and sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds.
  • In a bowl combine all filling ingredients and mix well.
  • Spoon half the batter evenly into greased pan, spoon filling mixture evenly over batter staying 1/2 inch away from sides of pan.
  • Spoon remaining batter evenly into pan over filling.
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap and set in warm place to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  • Do not punch or stir down dough.
  • Remove plastic and bake in a 350°F oven for 30 or 40 minutes until golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Remove from pan to cool on a wire rack.
  • Prep time does not include rising time.
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