This is a fool proof recipe that can be made with a machine or by hand. I have tried both and the results are both impressive.
I have shared this bread with many friends and it definitely ranks no.1.
The recipe is adapted from the 🧀🍞 at bigger bolder baking website which is one of my favourite blog.
The following recipe makes 2 loaf.
300 grams bread flour 200 grams all purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon sugar2 teaspoons active dry yeast150 grams plain yogurt150ml milk1 egg1/4 cup of grated cheeseEgg wash (1 egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of milk)
1. Warm the milk to lukewarm around 37C. Add the sugar and yeast to the milk and set aside for 10minutes. After 10minutes the milk should be foamy which is a sign that the yeast is activated.2. In a separate bowl mix together the yoghurt and egg.3. Add all the ingredients (except the cheese) to your standing mixer’s mixing bowl. Using the dough hook, mix at low speed until a smooth dough is formed. It should take no longer than 10minutes. If your dough is too dry add a tablespoon of milk. If too wet add a tablespoon of bread flour. If you don’t have a standing mixer can knead the dough by hand.4. Form a ball with the dough. Place the dough into a lightly greased bowl. Cover with cling wrap and let it proof for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until the dough has doubled in size.5. Roll the dough out into a long rectangle and sprinkle the cheese (save 2 tablespoons of cheese for the top) and roll the bread into a log. 6. Place the bread into a lightly greased 9x5inch loaf pan. Cover with cling wrap and let it rise for 45mins.7. Pre heat the oven to 190C 15mins before baking the bread.8. After the proofing of your dough, brush the top with some egg wash. Sprinkle the top with cheese. Bake for 45minutes. Let the bread cool in the pan for 5minutes. Remove and enjoy!