Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tasty Tuesday Asiago Cheese Bread!

I recently bought some delicious Asiago cheese bread from a local bakery and decided take a stab at making some of my own. So, on Saturday, when I had the whole house to myself for the day, I made this bread, based on my Kalamata olive bread recipe. It smelled incredible while it was baking, and tasted pretty darn good, too.

Asiago Cheese Bread

Mix together in a large mixing bowl and let set until foamy:

1 cup warm water
2 pkgs yeast
1 tsp sugar

Then add:

1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups grated Asiago cheese
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 egg
1/4 cup melted butter

Mix together and knead in more flour (about 3 cups) until you've got a smooth, non-sticky dough. Cover and let rise 2 hours until doubled in bulk. Punch down the dough and shape into a ball. Place in a greased glass or ceramic pie dish, flatten the ball and lightly grease the dough with a little butter or oil, then let rise, covered, until doubled in size. Bake 50 min in 350 degree oven. Brush the top with milk and bake for 10 more minutes.