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pimento cheese bread

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a recipe by
Barbara Eaton
Watertown, NY

I love pimento cheese spread, which is very popular in the South. However, this receipe is for bread and I found in in a recipe pamphlet "Series No. 3 "Foods Men Hurry Home For" with a Gold Metal Silverware coupon, which expired SEPTEMBER 1, 1936. I have modernized the receipe only to fit currant products available (included the original ingredient in).

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serves Loaf appox. 4 x 8 x 3
prep time 5 Hr
cook time 50 Min

Ingredients For pimento cheese bread

  • 2- 4 oz jar
    chopped pimentos (originally 2 pimento pods, moist canned)
  • 1/2 lb
    medium cheddar cheese (strong american cheese)
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast (1 cake compressed yeast)
  • 2 1/2 c
    gold metal flour

How To Make pimento cheese bread

  • 1
    Grate cheese and add drained pimentos. Mix throughly.
  • 2
    Scald 1 cup milk in top of double boiler.
  • 3
    Make paste of remaining milk and 3 tablespoons flour and add to scalded milk
  • 4
    Add sugar and salt and cook until mixture begins to thicken (about 10 minutes)
  • 5
    Add butter and 1/2 cup of cheese mixture and stir until melted
  • 6
    Remove from heat and cool to 80 degrees
  • 7
    Dissolve yeast according to package directions (compressed yeast in 2 tablespoons lukewarm water), add to cooked mixture.
  • 8
    Work in all flour with hands and let rise in a greased bowl until double in bulk, 2 hours at 80 degrees. Dough should not feel warm, but rather slightly cool to the touch.
  • 9
    Punch down and let rise unti not quite double im bulk, 45 minutes at 80 degrees
  • 10
    Punch down again and let rise 15 minutes.
  • 11
    Place in well greased bread pan and rise unti 1 1/2 it bulk rather than double, for 30 minutes at 80 degrees, NOT LONGER.
  • 12
    Bake for 50 minutes in a 375 Degree oven
  • 13
    NOTE: Special care must be taken not to allow bread to rise in pan too long because it falls if it becomes too light. If cheese mixture measures more than 1/2 cup, use extra for something else, i.e. topping on baked potatoes is always in good taste

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