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Fondue Bread

Rated as 4.66 out of 5 Stars

"You'll be glad you put the effort into this recipe when you get a ring-shaped bread loaf filled with Muenster cheese."
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servings 321
Original recipe yields 20 servings (1 - 9 inch ring)


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  1. Heat milk and butter or margarine over low heat until very warm.
  2. Combine sugar, salt, yeast, and 1 cup of flour in a large bowl. Stir in hot milk mixture, and beat with mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Beat in 1 more cup of flour, and continue beating for 2 more minutes. With a wooden spoon, stir in enough flour (about 2 cups) to make a soft dough.
  3. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 10 minutes, adding more flour as necessary. Cover dough with bowl, and let rest for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, shred muenster cheese. Combine with 1 egg and 1 egg yolk.
  5. On a lightly floured surface and with a floured rolling pin, roll dough into a 24 x 6 inch rectangle. Spoon the cheese mixture into a log shape lengthwise along the dough. Fold the dough over the cheese making a 1 inch overlap, and pinch seam to seal. In a greased 9 inch round cake pan, place roll, seam side down, to make a ring. Overlap the ends, and pinch to seal. Cover with a towel. Let rest 10 minutes.
  6. Brush loaf with egg white, and garnish with blanched almonds, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Remove bread from pan immediately. Cool for 15 minutes before slicing into wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 321 calories; 19.6 21.4 14.7 64 583 Full nutrition

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Absolutely wonderful! It was a huge hit at the holiday party I brought it to. However, I think 2 lbs. of cheese is WAY too much. I used one pound this time making it, but I think I could even go...

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We did not care for this recipe. My kids love "stuffed crust" pizza and I was hoping for something similar but did not achieve it. It was very "doughy" tasting and I had a hard time getting the ...

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Absolutely wonderful! It was a huge hit at the holiday party I brought it to. However, I think 2 lbs. of cheese is WAY too much. I used one pound this time making it, but I think I could even go...

Wonderful flavor, but slightly bland. Next time, I will place slices of ham on top of the cheese before rolling. Also, be sure you place a cookie sheet under the cake pan, as the cheese oozed ...

This bread is delicious. I used 1 lb of muenster and that was plenty for my cheese-loving family. Leftover slices were heat in the microwave for 30s to make yummy and melty.

I have been making this bread for years, and I love it. It is a hit at pot lucks, too. 1) I think it should be credited, it is from the Good Housekeeping Cookbook, mine was published in 1980....

This was absolutely fantastic! Perfect for those holiday buffets! I've taken it to two christmas parties now and it's been a hit both times!

What an incredible tasting dish. We absolutely loved it! This recipe was very east to make and makes a huge loaf and will feed plenty of people. We served it with marinara sauce as a dip. Wh...

All of you should thank Lisa for this recipe. I also use it for holiday potlucks or parties, otherwise, I would just consume the entire thing myself!

Delicioso! I made this with half the amount of cheese and it was still wonderfully cheesy. I also added some hot pepper flakes to the cheese/egg mixture for some added flavor!...if you like spic...

The BEST! Rarely any left over, but if there is it reheats so easily. Wonderful with tossed or fruit salad or served as appetizer. I like to use 2 different cheeses or use up different pieces...