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Monday, November 15, 2010

No-Knead Garlic Cheese Bread

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Over the weekend, I went to a potluck bonfire. It was such fun! The host made a great big pot of chili and asked everyone to bring a side. Well, what goes better with chili than a big ol' loaf of homemade bread?

I had made this 4 Hour No-Knead Bread a few times over the summer and had some success with it.  So, I pulled up the recipe once more and gave it a whirl.  I doubled it up because of the size of the crowd (an expected 30-40 guests) and I added some jazz in the form of grated cheddar and Parmesan cheese, garlic, and onion salt.  The bread was a huge hit!

No-Knead Garlic Cheese Bread
3 cups of bread flour
1 tbsp salt
1 packet yeast
1.5 cups warm water (more or less, depending on weather)
1 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Garlic powder to taste, I used about 3 tbsp
Onion powder to taste, I used about 1 tbsp
2 tbsp olive oil
1 egg

Mix together flour, salt, yeast, cheese, and seasonings in a large bowl.  Gradually stir in water until dough is shaggy, but water is well-incorporated.
Set aside, cover with a damp tea towel and let rise for a minimum of four hours.  The longer you let the bread rise this go-round, the better it will taste.  Then, turn your bread out on a clean counter, punch it down once, flop it together in a loaf-like shape, and place into your pre-oiled baking dish (use the 2 tbsp of olive oil for this).  I like to use a pyrex square baker for more-rounded loaves, or a 13x9 inch pan for longer loaves.  Let rise again for one hour.  Slice the top of the bread and brush on some beaten egg.  Bake at 450 for 30-45 minutes.


  1. That sounds awesome! There's nothing like a freshly baked loaf of bread. And doing all the work (even though, sometimes, it's not that much work) is so rewarding! :) I'll be snagging this recipe.


  2. Mmmmm....I'm going to make bread today! thanks for the idea!

  3. I normally make everything from scratch...the exception is garlic bread. I will buy a loaf of french bread at our grocery store's bakery and then make the rest from there. Thanks for challenging me to reconsider....I put this recipe on my to-make list.

  4. I love bread and I love garlic so I'm sure this recipe is a winner! I am now a follower! Come visit me at the Link Up Lounge and share some post! Each day a new linky is offered and the first blogger to link up will be featured! This is a great way to introduce your blog to new readers!


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