Bread

Cheese Bread

cheese bread

By accident, we discovered this most delicious bread – first on some hunting website, and then we found similar recipes on actual cooking websites as well.  Here is our version:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 cup small curd cottage cheese (I like the 4% variety)
  • 2 tablespoons butter – cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 and 1/4 cup of bread flour
  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons of bread machine yeast (or dry yeast for regular baking)

Place ingredients in bread machine, use “dough” cycle.  When done, punch down, knead enough to get air bubbles out (add some more flour if dough is too sticky).  Place in greased loaf pan and let rise a bit more.  Preheat oven to 375 degree F.  Bake bread for 25 minutes, until top is lightly browned.  Remove from oven and brush top with melted butter to keep the crust soft.

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POTATO BREAD

Still one of our favorite breads – so much so, that we always make a lot of extra mashed potatoes:

  • 3/4 cups warm water/milk mixture (about half of each)
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower (or other) oil
  • 1 and 1/2 cup left-over mashed potatoes (ours are made with lots of butter and milk)
  • 1 tablespoon dry milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 and 1/2 to 3/4 bread flour (depends on how dry the potatoes are)
  • 2 teaspoons yeast

For breadmachine:  place ingredients into machine in the above order, turn on dough cycle and let it run its course.  Remove dough and shape into loaf.  If using just one pan, it will be a very tall loaf of bread…  sometimes I make one slightly smaller loaf and several rolls.  Preheat oven to 375 degree F, and let bread rise.  Bake for 25 – 30 minutes.  Cover crust with a little butter right after baking to keep it soft.

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