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peppery cheese bread

peppery cheese bread

Braided loaf with parmesan and cracked black peppercorns. From Bon Appetit, November 1985

  • Yield: 1 serving ( Serving Size: loaf )


  • 1 envelope(s) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 cup(s) cake flour
  • 2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 cup(s) hot water 125*
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup(s) parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) coarsely cracked black pepper


1. Preheat oven 400* for at least 30 minutes.

2. Place yeast, flours and salt in workbowl. With motor running pour inwater and oil. Process until ball forms. Remove and knead briefly on lightly floured surface. Oil large bowl, place in bowl, cover and let rise until double in bulk (45 minures).

3. Punch down, knead in cheese and pepper. Divide dough in 3equal pieces, rolling each into a 14" rope. Braid on baking sheet covered with wax paper. Transfer to baking stone. Mist well. Bake 30 minutes, remove wax paper, mist again, bake 10 minutes, mist again. Continue baking about 25 to 30 minutes more or until browned.

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