14 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

This also works in a bread machine; follow the manufacturer's instructions for placing ingredients into bread pan.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine water, Sriracha, and yeast in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add 2 3/4 cups flour, salt, and egg to yeast mixture; stir until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel sticky).

Step 2

Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.) Punch dough down; cover and let rest 5 minutes. Roll dough into a 14 x 7-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Roll up the rectangle tightly, starting with a short edge, pressing firmly to eliminate air pockets; pinch seam and ends to seal. Place roll, seam side down, in an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat surface of dough with cooking spray; cover and let rise in a warm place 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 4

Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until lightly browned on bottom and loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pan, and brush with melted butter. Cool on a wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

spicerkm's Review

February 17, 2013

marylincanada's Review

February 09, 2012
I put the dough into small individual loaf pans and served with Chili. Outstanding aptly describes this recipe.

kristymos's Review

December 11, 2011
This bread is everything that the other reviews rave about. A MUST!!!!

JulieDean's Review

March 06, 2011
I've made this recipe many times (usually in a bread machine) and it is both unique and utterly delicious. I put some of this bread into my holiday gift baskets last year, and it was a huge hit, even among those people who claimed not to care for spicy food. It makes a mean grilled cheese sandwich, too! One of my all-time favorite recipes from Cooking Light.

GayleR's Review

November 18, 2010
I don't care for spicy foods but was intrigued by this recipe. I had all the ingredients on hand and made it in my bread machine. It was super easy to make and filled my house with a wonderful aroma. This bread earned rave reviews from everyone who tried it; the only complaints were about how fast it disappeared!

kbern43's Review

February 02, 2009
Made this for Super Bowl to go with CL Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork Roast. The spicy bread was a great balance to the sweeter Chinese BBQ. Made in my bread machine and it turned out perfectly. Served along with Oriental Pasta Salad. Delicious!