Cheddar Cheese Bread

Make meals and gatherings special with a loaf of this light and airy cheddar cheese bread.

Cheddar Cheese Bread


1 loaf 1 loaf


Intermediate Intermediate

Prep Time

0:40 0:40

Bake Time

25 to 30 minutes 25 to 30 minutes

Rise Time

30 minutes 30 minutes

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  • 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded very sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg white, beaten with 1 tablespoon water


  1. Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt in large mixer bowl. Heat water and milk until very warm (120° to 130°F). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add cheese and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Form each into smooth ball; place in greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes. Brush with egg white mixture. Bake at 375°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Cover loosely with foil halfway through baking time to prevent over browning. Remove from pan; cool on wire racks.
  2. To make braided loaves: Divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll each piece to 16-inch rope. Braid ropes together, pinching ends to seal. Place in greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise and bake as directed.

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