Romano Cheese Easter Bread

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A delicious bread made with Romano cheese. Italians make this bread at Easter time, but it's good anytime! It can be baked in a tube pan or two loaf pans.

1
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 9x5-inch loaves

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 6 eggs, room temperature

  • 1 ½ cups grated Romano cheese

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Lightly grease a large mixing bowl.

  2. Stir flour and eggs into yeast mixture; beat on medium-low speed for about 10 minutes, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Add cheese and softened butter; beat a few minutes more, until fully incorporated. Dough will be very sticky. Scoop dough into greased mixing bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour. Deflate dough and gently fold it over itself; cover and let rise again for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans or a tube pan.

  4. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Divide the dough in half, if using loaf pans, or shape it into a log if using a tube pan. Transfer dough to prepared pan(s). Let rise for 30 minutes.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until loaves are golden brown and sound hollow when their bottoms are tapped, about 60 minutes. Remove from pans and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Note:

Some cooks include freshly ground black pepper--about 1 teaspoon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

141 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 78mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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