Homemade Cheesy Bread

There's nothing better than the smell of bread cooking in the oven. The entire house smells like grilled cheese! This quick and easy bread is delicious and makes a great side to any meal. You can also use the bread to make amazing sandwiches...mmmm, grilled cheese. Anyway you decide to eat it, you will not be sorry that you spent a few hours to make this soft, satisfying cheesy bread. We are having this tonight with my homemade beef and barley soup...so good!

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients...


3 C warm water

1 pkg instant yeast

2 tsp salt

2 tsp sugar

2 1/2 c sharp cheddar cheese, grated

5 1/2-6 C bread flour


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 cups of warm water, 2 teaspoons of yeast, 2 teaspoons of salt and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Stir ingredients and set aside for several minutes.

2. Combine to your yeast mixture, 5 1/2 cups of flour (add more if dough is too wet) and 11/2 cup of cheese . Stir all of the ingredients until combined.

3. Cover your dough with plastic wrap.

4. Knead your dough on a floured surface and knead for three minutes.

5. Cut the dough in half, put in loaf pans and then top with remaining grated cheese.

6. Cover the dough with the towel again and place in a warm area for 30 minutes.

7. Put in a preheated 400° oven for 15 minutes.

8. After 15 minutes, loosely place aluminum foil on top of the loaves and lower the temperature down to 350° and bake for 35 minutes.

9. After 35 minutes, remove the foil and continue baking for the last 10 minutes.

10. Remove from oven and allow to cool 15 minutes before slicing. Serve warm with butter. 

11. Use leftover bread for the most amazing sandwiches!