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Recipe Summary

cook:
35 mins
additional:
2 hrs 15 mins
total:
2 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix active and quick-rise yeast with 3 tablespoons water in a bowl to make a paste. Mix 4 cups of flour with 1 cup water in a large bowl until thoroughly combined; stir yeast mixture into flour mixture.

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  • Beat remaining 1 cup water, baking powder, salt, sharp Cheddar cheese, habanero pepper, and rosemary into dough; beat remaining 1 cup flour into dough. Turn out onto a floured work surface and knead until dough is soft and elastic, at least 6 minutes. Form dough into a ball, place into an oiled bowl, and turn the dough around in the bowl to pick up a thin coating of oil. Cover bowl and let rise for 2 hours.

  • Punch the dough down, turn out onto a floured work surface, and knead for 6 more minutes. Divide dough in half and form each half into a loaf; place loaves on a baking sheet. Cover loaves and let rise until doubled, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

  • Bake loaves in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 30.7g 10% DV; fat 2.8g 4% DV; cholesterol 7.4mg 3% DV; sodium 573.9mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2014
I'm not a fan of spicy so I changed from habanero to jalapeno but I'm not sure I put enough in since hubs and I didn't think it was spicy at all. I also used my bread machine for this which ground up the cheese and peppers which I knew would happen but I thought it might be okay. This recipe though does seem to need the pieces of pepper rosemary and cheese in it so I'll add it at the fruit and nut beep next time or use the KA mixer. I think I'll also double the jalapeno so we can taste it. I baked in the oven but at 350 for 40 minutes. Since I modified it not the submitter's fault that it turned out different than intended and this turned out really well even with the modifications so it's a good bread just maybe needs more modifications to work with what we'd prefer here. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2014
I'm not a fan of spicy so I changed from habanero to jalapeno but I'm not sure I put enough in since hubs and I didn't think it was spicy at all. I also used my bread machine for this which ground up the cheese and peppers which I knew would happen but I thought it might be okay. This recipe though does seem to need the pieces of pepper rosemary and cheese in it so I'll add it at the fruit and nut beep next time or use the KA mixer. I think I'll also double the jalapeno so we can taste it. I baked in the oven but at 350 for 40 minutes. Since I modified it not the submitter's fault that it turned out different than intended and this turned out really well even with the modifications so it's a good bread just maybe needs more modifications to work with what we'd prefer here. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2018
I prepared it as written and it turned out great! Next time though I will double the habaneros and rosemary to make the flavors more pronounced. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2020
Very good bread recipe. I doubled the Habanero, cheddar & rosemary. It is awesome eaten alone or toasted and it makes a yummy grilled cheese too. You can make it another way.... I added all dry ingredients to my mixer, and added the yeast to the water that was at 110° - 115° mixed it all together and let rise per the directions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2016
Absolutely enjoyed this bread when I made the first time per the recipe. Absolutely LOVED this bread the second time with double the habenero (5oz precut) and cheddar! It's a keeper! Read More