Bread Machine Recipes

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Cheddar And Sesame Slab Bread

Cooking Directions:
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1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon dry yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter -- softened
1 teaspoon malt powder -- (optional)
1 1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour - (to 4 cups)
3 tablespoons melted butter -- for drizzling
1/4 cup sesame seeds

Bread machine on 'dough' cycle; add all ingredients except for melted
butter and sesame seeds. (You may wish to add the cheeses later in the
cycle if your machine has a beeper).

At the end of the cycle, gently deflate dough. Cut into four random
slabs. Place in a greased 12- by 5-inch loaf pan or a 10-inch springform
pan. Cover and let rise 30 to 40 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drizzle on melted butter then sprinkle on
sesame seeds.

Bake until golden brown (30 to 35 minutes). Let rest in pan before
removing to a rack.

This recipe yields a 1 loaf.

Comments: Buttery, cheesy, crusty. This bread is cut into rough slabs
before rising. Once it rises, it merges into a unique loaf. Perfect for
a caesar salad break or an omelette supper. This bread is bigger than the
sum of its parts.

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