Tuesday, August 19, 2014

spicy cheesy

i am working hard on trying to earn the worst blogger award these days
i am so sorry i have not been posting as regularly as i normally do .. hopefully i will be better at that for these next few weeks before babyP gets here
after that i can't promise any kind of super regularity because i don't know what life will be like with our little love
don't worry .. i will still be blogging just maybe not several times a week :)

anyway .. last week i made this homemade jalapeno cheese bread and it was super delish so i wanted to share the recipe with all of you ..

start by proofing one and a half tablespoons of dry active yeast with one teaspoon of sugar in one cup of warm water

after about ten minutes it will get all foamy like this
to your mixer add four cups of all purpose flour .. two large jalapenos seeded and chopped .. one and three fourths teaspoons of salt .. one tablespoon of sugar .. one room temperature egg .. and three fourths of a cup of warm milk

add the now foamy yeast mixture and turn on the mixture to start kneading the dough .. as it kneads together add flour as needed until you get a dough that is soft and smooth but still a little sticky
meanwhile .. cube up {or shred if you prefer} two and a half cups of cheddar cheese
towards the end of the kneading process add in the cheese so that it gets well incorporated .. your total knead time will be about tenish minutes so i added my cheese when i had roughly two minutes left
put the dough out on a cutting board .. or your counter .. or wherever you want for about ten minutes to rest
then put it in a well greased bowl .. cover and let it rise at room temperature for at least an hour and a half
until it gets all poofy like this
punch it down and split it between two loaf pans {or you can be more rustic and form it to whatever two shapes you want on a sheet pan} 
cover and let rise at room temperature for at least another hour
brush the tops with an egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt
or parmesan
or sesame seeds
or nothing
and bake at three hundred seventy five degrees for twenty five to thirty five minutes depending on your oven

it will look like this
and it will taste really yummy !!

happy tuesday!!

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