Cheddar-stuffed Crusty Loaves Recipe

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Sandy Munn


I saw this online and absolutely HAD to try it, boy was it worth it! There is NO-ONE that didn't like this one!


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25 Min


  • 1 1/4 c
    bread flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    yeast (rapid rise)
  • 1/2 c
    cool water (add more if needed)
  • ·
    1 +2 tbs. to 1 1/4 cup water (lukewarm)
  • 3 1/2 c
    bread flour
  • 1/2 c
    instant yeast
  • 2 1/2 c
    cheese (grated)
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic oil (optional)
  • ·
    all of the starter



  1. To make the starter: Mix the flour, salt, yeast, and water. It will be very dry; If it doesn't come together, add a bit more water. Cover and let it rest at room temperature, it will become bubbly. To make the dough: Combine the risen starter, with the water, salt, flour, and yeast. Knead, (you may use a mixer or bread machine on the dough cycle,) to make a smooth dough. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until it is nearly doubled. Pat and stretch the dough into a 9" x 12" rectangle. Spritz with water and sprinkle with cheese. Starting with the long side, roll into a log, pinching the seam to seal. Place the log, seam-side down, on a lightly floured or lightly-oiled surface. Cover and let rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until it is puffy, but not doubled. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut the log into 4 crosswise slices, for mini-breads; or simply cut in half for 2 loaves. Place them on 1 (for 2 loaves) or 2 (for mini-loaves), lightly greased, silpat, or parchment lined baking sheets, cut side up. Spritz with warm water. Bake for 20 minutes (for the mini-loaves) or 35 minutes (for the full sized loaves), or until the cheese is melted and the loaves are very deep golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve warm.
  2. Some options are: Gruyere, provolone, mozzarella, havarti, gouda, asagio, fontinal, monterey jack, parmesan, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, diced ham. Dipping sauce usually is, marinara, or garlic oil. Spread minced garlic over the dough first, then try combining herbs, such as - italian, pizza seasoning, etc.

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Course/Dish: Savory Breads

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