Cheese, Garlic and Herb BreadPrep: 2.5 hours Cook: 40 min Servings: 12by Robyn Savoie381 recipes>
This flavorful Italian bread turns any family-style dinner into company fare.
- 1 Pkg. Active Dry Yeast
- 1/4 Cup Warm Water (105°-115°F)
- 1 Cup Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
- 1 Large Egg, Lightly Beaten
- 2 Tbsp. Fresh Basil, Chopped
- 1 Tbsp. Oil-Packed Sun-Dried Tomatoes
- 2 Tsp. Granulated Sugar
- 2 Large Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1/2 Tsp. Ground White Pepper
- 1/4 Tsp. Baking Soda
- 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese, Grated
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until foamy, 5 - 10 minutes.
- In a small saucepan, slowly warm cottage cheese over low heat, 5 minutes. Add warmed cottage cheese, egg, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, sugar, garlic, salt, pepper, and baking soda to yeast mixture. Stir in flour and Parmesan cheese. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 1 hour 30 minutes.
- Oil a 1-quart casserole with some of the olive oil from sun-dried tomatoes. Stir batter vigorously and pour into prepared casserole. Cover with plastic wrap lightly coated with olive oil, cover with clean cloth; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake loaf until it is golden brown, 40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Loosen loaf by running a knife around edges of casserole. Turn loaf out onto rack to cool or serve in casserole.
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