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Bran Swiss Cheese Bread

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), warm
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Eggs 3 , beaten
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All-purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Bran cereal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  100% bran cereal 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Nabisco┬«)
  Swiss cheese 6 Ounce
  Swiss cheese 6 Ounce, coarsely grated (Natural Variety, 1 1/2 Cups)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a bowl, combine flour and bran cereal
2. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) about 20 minutes before baking.

MAKING
4. In a large bowl mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
5. In a saucepan, heat milk and butter or margarine until just melted. Cool to lukewarm
6. Stir milk, egg, and salt into the yeast mixture.
7. With wooden spoon or electric beater, beat flour-bran mixture until a soft dough is formed that leaves the sides of the bowl.
8. Turn onto a floured surface; knead for 4 minutes.
9. Sprinkle with cheese; knead 2 minutes longer or until smooth and elastic.
10. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
11. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
12. Punch dough down to expel the air.
13. Divide in half; shape each half into a ball or log
14. Place on a greased baking sheets.
15. With a sharp knife, make three parallel slashes about 1/2 in. deep on the top of each loaf.
16. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.

FINALIZING
17. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until it has a lovely light brown crust.
18. To test for doneness, turn the loaf and tap the bottom crust with a forefinger. If it gives a hollow, sound. If not, return to the oven for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
19. Let loaves cool on a wire rack.

SERVING
20. Slice and serve the bread with starters or stews or use to make croutons.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy

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