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{December 30, 2010}   Muenster Cheese Bread

Recipe from: One Perfect Bite

This bread is amazing.

I’ve always been intimidated by the thought of making my own bread, from scratch, without the help of a bread machine… but I did it!  And…… it was good!  And……… it was fun!

The ingredients

Combine some dry ingredients

Shred up some fresh muenster

Combine yogurt, butter and water

Slowly add yogurt to dry ingredients...

...and beat for 2 minutes

Crack 6 eggs into your now-empty yogurt bowl

Mix it up some more with your eggs, cheese, and some flour

Knead for about 8 minutes

Cover and let rise

It will rise

It will definitely rise

Punch it down (this was really fun for me)

Shape into two round loaves and then let 'em rise again

Brush on an egg wash

Sprinkle on the cheese

Bake 'em up




  • 6.5-7.5 cups flour, unsifted
  • 5 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 eggs (room temperature)
  • 3/4 lb Muenster cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk


  1. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt in the bowl of your mixer.
  2. In a microwavable bowl, combine the yogurt, butter and water.  Microwave for about 1 minute on high, until butter melts.  Cool slightly.
  3. Slowly add the yogurt to your dry ingredients and beat for 2 minutes at medium speed.
  4. Add 6 eggs, 1/2 cup cheese and 1 cup flour.  Beat for 2 minutes at high speed.
  5. Add as much flour as needed to make a stiff dough.  I added about 4 more cups.
  6. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes.  Your dough should be smooth and elastic.
  7. Grease a bowl with some olive oil.  Place dough in the bowl, turning it once to grease top.  Cover and let rise until it doubles in size… about an hour.
  8. Grease your baking sheets to prepare them.  I used the Pam for Baking.
  9. Punch dough down and divide into two equal pieces.
  10. Pat dough to form two round loaves and place on your baking sheets.  Cover and let rise for another hour.
  11. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  12. Beat 1 egg and mix with milk.  Brush over the loaves.  Top with remaining cheese.  (I didn’t use all the cheese, but just added enough to get good coverage on the top)
  13. Bake until the loaves are golden, about 25-30 minutes.
  14. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.


wow – great job! Your bread looks fabulous!


I got the cupcake magnets btw. I’m gonna do a little post about them in a bit because they are adorable! 🙂

Phyllis Gault says:

Hey, I got this recipe from the BBB community on LJ (I commented that i was going to try it some day). Well that some day was today! It turned out really good! Mine barely rose though. I’m jealous that yours turned out so huge. I did the two rises (1 hour each) in the guest bathroom where it’s always warm. But it DID rise in the oven. A lot! Turned out great. THanks again for the recipe. I might try it with another cheese next time.

Beth says:

I’m so happy that you tried it!! 🙂

I actually had just purchased some fresh yeast, so maybe that was one of the reasons why I had such a successful rise?

Good thinking — maybe some mozzarella on the inside?

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