Cheddar Cheese Cheesy Bread
Recipe type: Bread, Yeast Breads
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Serves: 24 breadsticks
A cheesy garlic oil bread that can be made quickly whenever you want it if you make the dough ahead of time or used store bought pizza dough.
  • Bread
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 package yeast
  • 3 1/4 - 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • Garlic Oil
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 6 peeled garlic cloves
  • small handful thyme
  • To assemble
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon flake kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
  1. To make the bread, proof the yeast in 1/2 cup of the water with 1 teaspoon of the sugar.
  2. Add the flour, remaining sugar, salt, oil and water to a mixing bowl fitted with a dough hook. Add the remaining water and yeast. Mix until well combined. Let dough hook knead the dough for about 5 minutes. Add cheese and mix in. Dough will be quite tacky but should just begin to pull away from the sides of the bowl. If it doesn't add a couple more tablespoons of flour while kneading the dough. Cover and let raise until doubled. Spray a plastic bag and put dough inside after punching it down. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until ready to use. (up to 2 days or freeze)
  3. To make the oil, add the oil and garlic to a saucepan. Cook over very low heat for about 10 minutes until garlic is tender. Do not brown or burn the garlic. Remove from heat and add the thyme. Cool. Put it in a jar and refrigerate it until ready to use.
  4. To assemble:
  5. Spread 1/3 of the dough out on a cookie sheet.
  6. Add a few tablespoons of the oil to the top of the dough. With a fork smash the garlic and spread it out on top of the dough.
  7. Add the cheese evenly over the top.
  8. Sprinkle with the kosher salt and sesame seeds if using.
  9. Bake at 450 degrees for 12 - 14 minutes. Crust should be lightly browned and crisp on the bottom and cheese starting to brown on top.
  10. Use a pizza cutter and cut into strips to serve.
You could use any variety of spices on the top. I like the kosher salt on top but try any of your favorites. Bacon crumbles are also good!
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