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Cheddar Pepper Bread


Yield

Makes 2 loaves

Ingredients

Basic Yeast Bread
2 cups cubed sharp Cheddar cheese
2/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
2/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 eggs
2 tablespoons water
Coarse salt (optional)

Preparation

  1. Prepare Basic Yeast Bread through Step 4. Grease baking sheets; set aside. Turn out dough onto lightly oiled work surface; divide in half.
  2. Combine cheese, bell peppers and onion in medium bowl; divide in half. Knead half of cheese mixture into half of dough. Knead remaining half cheese mixture into remaining half of dough. Cover with towel on work surface; let rest 5 minutes.
  3. Round each half of dough into a ball. Place on prepared baking sheets. Flatten each round of dough to about 2 inches thick. Cover with towel; let rise in warm place 45 minutes.
  4. Beat eggs and water in small bowl. Lightly brush top and sides of each loaf with egg mixture. Sprinkle tops of loaves with coarse salt, if desired.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove loaves from baking sheets and allow to cool on wire rack.

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