Mozzarella Basil Bread

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Soft, chewy, and cheesy!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 round loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water (100 degrees F/40 degrees C)

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 4 cups bread flour, or as needed

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

Directions

  1. Mix warm water with sugar in a large mixing bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Sprinkle yeast over the surface of the water, and let stand until the yeast begins to form a creamy layer on the water. Stir the yeast into the water. Stir in salt, and 1 cup of bread flour, and beat the flour in to form a loose batter. Stir in 1 more cup of flour, and mix in the mozzarella cheese, milk, and basil. Mix in the remaining 2 cups of flour in 1/2-cup additions.

  2. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface, and knead until the dough is thoroughly mixed, but still sticky, 5 to 8 minutes. Add flour into the dough as you knead, if necessary. Form the dough into a ball, and place into an oiled bowl. Turn the dough over in the bowl to oil the surface of the dough, and cover with a cloth. Allow to rise until double, about 1 hour.

  3. With your fist, press firmly on the dough to deflate the large bubbles. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface, and knead the dough just long enough to eliminate the remaining bubbles in the dough, about 1 minute. Cut the dough into 2 equal pieces, and form each half into a round ball. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray, and place the balls onto the baking sheet. With a sharp knife, slash an X into the top of each loaf. Cover the loaves with a towel, and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  5. Bake the loaves until browned, about 25 minutes. To serve, cut each loaf into 8 wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

26 Calories
1g Fat
2g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 26
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 483mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 33mg 1%

* 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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