Bread with Irish Cheddar

step 1

In a large measuring cup with a spout or a bowl, combine water, sugar and yeast. Allow yeast to get frothy.

step 2

 In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine flour, salt and cheese until well-combined. Slowly pour in the liquid yeast mixture and mix until just combined and there are no more dry patches.

step 3

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a warm, dark place for about 2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size.

step 4

Scoop out onto a well-floured surface and divide into two equal halves. Smooth out each piece by stretching the dough around the ball and tucking it underneath until you have a firm ball.

step 4 (continued)

Place each ball onto a liberally floured pan or baking stone and set aside to rise for another 40 minutes.

step 5

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 450. Place an empty baking or roasted pan on the top rack and leave space on the lowest rack for the bread pan.

step 6

When the loaves have risen the second time, dust each with a good dusting of flour and either slash the tops or use a stencil to create a design on each loaf if desired.

step 7

Pour a few cups of water into the empty baking or roasting pan. Quickly put the bread on the bottom rack and bake for about 25-28 minutes or until the tops are browned and firm.

step 8

Remove from oven and allow to cool a bit before slicing.

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