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3 cheese garlic braid

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Candi Hummer
Silver Springs, NV

Something I came up with to use up an ample amount of cheese we have on hand and has become a family favorite!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Yum, this cheesy garlic bread is divine. The cheesy center inside the soft warm bread is drenched in melted garlic butter. The outside has the perfect crusty texture. This will become a family favorite for you too!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 8-10
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For 3 cheese garlic braid

  • 3 1/2 c
    bread flour
  • 1 1/3 c
    water, warm
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • pinch
    kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    Parmesan cheese
  • 1 stick
    butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    crushed fresh garlic

How To Make 3 cheese garlic braid

  • Blooming the yeast.
    Mix warm water, yeast, brown sugar and olive oil until yeast is dissolved.
  • Adding bread flour to create a dough.
    Add bread flour and salt to form a dough.
  • Letting dough double in size.
    Cover in oiled/greased bowl and let rise until doubled in size.
  • Rolling dough into a rectangle.
    Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Kneading isn't really necessary with this dough. Roll out into large rectangle.
  • Slicing dough into strips but not cutting entirely through.
    Slice each side with a sharp knife so each side has strips.
  • Melting butter and garlic.
    In a small bowl, melt butter and garlic in the microwave.
  • Adding cheese to the center of the dough.
    Fill with cheeses. Pour garlic butter into cheese with a spoon to get as many garlic pieces into the cheese mixture. Reserve enough garlic/butter mixture to brush the top of the bread with.
  • Braiding the strips of dough around the cheese.
    Fold end up over cheese mixture and braid your pieces from side to side to close. Fold final end up over cheese and last 2 dough strips over to seal. Place on greased sheet, cover with a clean towel and let rise for 15 minutes.
  • Brushing with garlic butter.
    Brush with remaining garlic butter.
  • Baked 3 cheese garlic braid.
    Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes until starting to get golden on top of bread. Once baked, brush with plain butter, slice, and serve!