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.


  1. Yum! Its looks really good Cheryl and its making me hungry. I'm going to give it a shot this weekend and see what comes out. I love cooking and I'm always looking for new recipes to try.

  2. I love Cheese Bread with Garlic Butter. I bet it smelt so good baking.
    Do you have Red Lobster Restaurant. Their Cheese Biscuits. Yummy!!!!
    This recipe sounds good.

    I'm going to start reading a book about "The King of the Unicorns"

  3. Hey Donna, Cheryl have you girls try the sweet potato soup? It's awesome when you eat it with garlic bread and I bet that with that cheese bread Cheryl made it would taste alot better.

  4. Hi Leslie,
    This wasn't quite as good as the kind from the bakery, (not sure what else they might have put in it) but just the smell of it baking is enough to make you want to eat the whole loaf. I hope you like it!

  5. I love Red Lobster. On a cold day, there's nothing like a big, hot bowl of their clam chowder. Love the biscuits, too!
    King of the Unicorns, huh? Sounds sort of ... horny....

  6. Sweet potato soup? Is that at Red Lobster? I love sweet potatoes; might be something else I need to try.

  7. Funny Cheryl, Real Funny!!!!
    I like Shape-Shifter Stories.
    But from a Unicorn to Human.
    Can that be Steamy?
    Susan Krinard wrote it. We'll see.

  8. You are going to fall in love with the sweet potato soup. It's awesome. I'll type the recipe and send it to you its veery easy to make.

  9. That sounds super yummy. We sell asiago cheese pretzels at work and they are super yummy :D