Bread Machine – Cheese Bread

Bread Machine - Cheese Bread

This bread machine cheese bread recipe is simple to make and is quite delicious. It also looks great. I don’t know much about art… but this cheese bread loaf looks almost like a crazy Jackson Pollock painting! The cheese topping on this “abstract art” cheese bread loaf is certainly a conversation starter. The keys to this recipe are shredded cheese, Italian herb seasoning and butter. Your family will love this cheese bread because it is a delicious bread for sandwich lunches. It is soft and tender.

Since this cheese bread recipe is done in a bread machine, it is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 5 minutes or so to prepare and then you let the bread machine do the rest of the work. For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of the page. If you like this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating. Thanks!

Key Ingredient – Shredded Cheese

Cheese

Ingredients – Bread Machine – Cheese Bread Recipe – 2 lb

  • 1 1/8 Cups – Milk (lukewarm) – 1 1/8 cups of milk is equivalent to 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 4 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 3 Cups – Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup – Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon – Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon – Italian Herbs Seasoning (optional)
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast

Servings – 12 slices

  • Equipment required for this recipe –  Measuring cup & spoons, flexible spatula, oven mitts, cooling rack… and of course, a bread machine!

Bread Machine – Cheese Bread with Baked Cheese Topping

Bread Machine - Cheese Bread

Instructions – Bread Machine – Cheese Bread Recipe – 2 lb

  • Bread machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and “basic” bread setting.
  • Pour the milk into the bread pan and then add the other ingredients (including the cup of cheese). Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the liquid (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together).
  • Plug in bread machine. Enter the correct settings (basic, light color & 2 lb) and press the “start” button.
  • Optional – After the FINAL kneading cycle and BEFORE the baking cycle commences, sprinkle a little extra shredded cheese on top of the dough. For safety reasons, do not place your hands inside the bread machine.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, unplug the bread machine. Remove the bread and place it on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container (bread loaf pan) as it will be very hot!
  • After removing the bread, don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle will be very hot coming out of the bread machine. Or wait until the bread is completely cooled and then remove the mixing paddle.
  • In our bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

Sliced Cheese Bread

Bread Machine - Cheese Bread

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Tips – Cheese Bread Recipe for Bread Machine

  • The tips below are designed to help bread machine “novices” and those who haven’t touched their bread machine in years.
  • Don’t add too much shredded cheese to the top of the dough after the final kneading… or your bread top might become a sticky mess! Just a little sprinkle of cheese.
  • Use your family’s favorite cheese. I like to use a mixed cheese package for this cheese bread machine recipe because my family finds the taste of cheddar cheese too overpowering.
  • Blander cheeses are harder to taste in the finished bread. Strong flavored cheeses will stand out more. Just make sure to pick a strong flavored cheese that your family actually likes (i.e. extra sharp Cheddar). Some powerful cheeses (i.e. Limburger) are scary!!!
  • If you want to learn about the hundreds of different cheeses that you could use in this recipe, I would suggest that you read this Wikipedia article on various cheese types.
  • The main problem with using regular milk is that people tend to use cold refrigerated milk and this can slow the yeast growth. Try to use warm milk (or instant powdered milk mixed into warm water). However, you should also be aware that the milk/water should not be too hot because very hot milk/water can kill the yeast.
  • If you want to learn how to make a bread machine bread without the dreaded mixing paddle hole on the bottom of the bread, you should visit our buttery White Bread Recipe Instant Yeast page. It will show you how to make dough in a bread machine and then finish it in your oven.

 

  • If you have a problem with a bread machine recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using right bread machine settings), using the correct amount of an ingredient (i.e. accidentally adding a teaspoon when a tablespoon is called for), using the correct ingredients (i.e. bread machine yeast versus regular yeast or bread flour versus all purpose flour), etc. Don’t “wing” things with recipes.
  • If you start substituting ingredients, you are experimenting and should not expect similar results to the recipe shown above. You can expect some successes but more potential disappointments when you start to experiment with recipes.
  • Be aware that some bread recipes may differ slightly between different types of bread machines. Therefore, please read your bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions for basic bread recipes (i.e. white bread or whole wheat bread) as these are more likely to work on your individual bread machine.
  • If you haven’t used your bread machine in a long time, please buy some new bread machine yeast before making your bread. Old yeast can die or lose its potency and this will lead to bread that does not rise properly. Bread machine yeast may not be viable if it has been sitting in your pantry for years.
  • You can visit our instructional videos section if you want to watch videos that provide information on common bread machine and bread making problems & solutions.
  • Always wear oven mitts/gloves when dealing with a bread machine. The bread pan and the rest of the bread machine can get very hot during the baking process. This means that the bread pan and bread machine is likely to be very hot when you attempt to remove a baked good from the bread machine and/or bread pan.
  • Visit Bread Dad’s section on Bread Machine Recipes or Homemade Bread Recipes for more easy bread ideas.

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Bread Machine – Cheese Bread

This bread machine cheese bread recipe is simple to make and is quite delicious. It also looks great. I don’t know much about art… but this cheese bread loaf looks almost like a crazy Jackson Pollock painting! The cheese topping on this “abstract art” cheese bread loaf is certainly a conversation starter.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread machine cheese bread, bread machine cheese bread recipe, cheese bread, cheese bread machine recipe, cheese bread recipe, Cheese Bread Recipe for Bread Machine
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/8 Cups - Milk (lukewarm) – 1 1/8 cups of milk is equivalent to 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 4 Tablespoons - Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 3 Cups - Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup - Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon - Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon - Italian Herbs Seasoning (optional)
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons - Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons - Bread Machine Yeast

Instructions

  • Bread machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and “basic” bread setting.

  • Pour the milk into the bread pan and then add the other ingredients (including the cup of cheese). Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the liquid (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together).
  • Plug in bread machine. Enter the correct settings (basic, light color & 2 lb) and press the “start” button.
  • Optional - After the FINAL kneading cycle and BEFORE the baking cycle commences, sprinkle a little extra shredded cheese on top of the dough. For safety reasons, do not place your hands inside the bread machine.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, unplug the bread machine. Remove the bread and place it on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container (bread loaf pan) as it will be very hot!
  • After removing the bread, don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle will be very hot coming out of the bread machine. Or wait until the bread is completely cooled and then remove the mixing paddle.
  • In our bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg

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