Italian-Herb Cheese Bread

"This is my mother's recipe that won the Blue Ribbon at the Iowa State Fair."
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins




  • Heat the milk over medium low heat.
  • Add sugar, salt, butter, onions, garlic powder and Italian seasoning; cool to lukewarm.
  • Dissolve yeast in water, combine with milk mixture and cheese, stir in flour to make a soft dough.
  • Grease a cast iron skillet with butter and place dough in skillet; cover with waxed paper and a towel. Let rise until doubled (about 45 min).
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour until done.
  • Brush with butter.

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  1. Really good, very easy batter yeast bread. Great addition to any dinner, would be a wonderful side for soup or chili, too. This is one of those recipes I'll do better with the second time though. It rose faster than I anticipated and I was glad I didn't top with a towel or wax paper cause it was coming over the top of the skillet! And next time I'll bake on a lower rack, I baked on the center rack and the top browned before the bottom was thoroughly baked. Wonderful flavor, I'll definitely make again. Thanks for sharing the recipe!


<p>I live in a suburb of Des Moines with my wonderful husband, two children, a Boxer and a neurotic Golden Retriever. Every day I am reminded of how blessed I am when I have one of the five of them gazing at me longingly wanting something I have just cooked! <br />It was my DH that taught me how to cook when we first got married (I think he was tired of my mantra If it can't be cooked in a toaster <br />or a microwave in 60 seconds or less - I'm not making it!) <br />I turned out to be an eager student and he was a VERY patient teacher. Little did he know that for the next 13 years he was going to have to put up with endless nights of Food Network, cookbooks spilling out of every bookcase, and me chasing him through the house trying to stick a fork or spoon in his mouth saying Here - try this!. <br /><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket /> <br /><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket /></p>
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