Pepper Cheese Bread Recipe

Pepper Cheese Bread Recipe

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups finely diced green peppers

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

2 tablespoons active dry yeast

1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)

1 teaspoon sugar

1 cup 2% milk

2 tablespoons honey

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

3 eggs

4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup toasted wheat germ

1 tablespoon water

How to make it

In a small skillet, saute peppers in 1 tablespoon oil for 15 minutes or until tender; set aside.

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water; let stand for 5 minutes. In a large saucepan, heat the milk, honey, salt and remaining oil to 110°-115°. Remove from the heat; stir in the cheese. Stir in 2 eggs and reserved peppers; add to yeast mixture. Add 2 cups flour and wheat germ; beat until smooth. Sir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Do not knead. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down; spoon into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

Beat water and remaining egg; brush over loaves. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).