Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Cheese and Onion Bread

1 cup milk -- scalded
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 package yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
1 cup sour-dough-starter
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon dried onions
1 teaspoon cumin powder
5 cups bread flour(or more)

Scald the milk, then add the butter to it and let cool down. Put the milk and butter into a large bowl. Add the yeast, sugar, salt, onion and cumin. Beat together well. Mix in the cheese, add flour one cup at a time and beat well. Keep adding flour until mixture pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Knead for about 10 minutes until elasticey and smooth. Put into a greased bowl and let rise in the oven with the lite on until doubled. Punch down and divide into four. Let rest on counter covered for 10 minutes. Shape into loaves and let rise again until double. If you like, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with parmesan cheese just before baking. Bake at 350* until golden brown.

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