Golden Cheddar Loaf

If you love cheddar cheese, you'll love this light, flavor-packed loaf. A delicious accompaniment for chili, soups, and stews.

Golden Cheddar Loaf


1 loaf



Prep Time


Bake Time

25 to 30 minutes

Rise Time

30 to 45 minutes

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  • 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water


  1. Combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in larger mixer bowl. Heat water and milk until very warm (120° to 130°F); stir into flour mixture. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface 10 minutes.
  2. Knead in cheese. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces; roll each piece to 14-inch rope. Braid ropes; pinch ends to seal. Place dough in greased 8-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  3. Brush loaf with egg white mixture. Bake at 375°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; let cool on wire rack.

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