Braided cheese bread

Braided Cheese Bread

This bread takes a little more work, but the addition of cheddar cheese makes a delicious soft and savory bread.


  • 3½ to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2¼ tsp. active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1½ cups (6 oz.) grated sharp cheddar cheese


In bowl of stand mixer combine 1½ cups flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.  Heat water and milk to 120⁰F and add to dry ingredients.  Beat for 3 minutes; add enough additional flour to make a soft dough.

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead in cheese, ½ cup at a time, adding additional flour as necessary. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled, 1 hour.

Punch dough down and divide into 6 pieces.  Roll each piece into a 12-14 inch rope.  Braid three ropes together and place on a baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining three ropes.  Cover and let rise until doubled, 30-45 minutes.

Top with additional shredded cheese, if desired.

Bake at 350⁰F for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.


2 loaves

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