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Asiago Cheese Bread
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Asiago Cheese and Herb Bread

Asiago Cheese and Herb Bread is so easy that all you need is a spoon and bowl to make the bread dough.  There is No Kneading!!!  The dough is stuffed with Asiago cheese and herbs for a savory cheesy loaf of artisan bread.  
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
rising times 2 hours2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Asiago cheese bread, Cheese and Herb Bread, cheese and herb bread recipe, easy bread recipe, no knead bread recipe, no knead cheese bread, no knead cheese bread recipe, no knead herb bread, vegetarian
Servings: 12
Calories: 213kcal

Equipment

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  • oven stone or oven steel

Ingredients

Bread Dough

  • 4 cups flour use unbleached bread flour use the sprinkle and level method to measure
  • tsp salt sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 tsp yeast rapid rise instant yeast (1 packet)
  • 13 oz water room temperature
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for work surface

Cheese and Herb Filling

  • cups Asiago Cheese Grated
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning

Instructions

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  • Add all the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to mix.
  • Add the water and stir with a large wooden spoon until all the flour is absorbed.
    pizza dough
  • Let the dough rest for 5 minutes and then stir for another minute. The dough should be soft and slightly sticky. Add more flour or water a little bit at a time to achieve this consistancy.
  • Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to a smooth work surface. (i.e. granite) to create an oil circle about 12 inches across.
  • Envelope fold the dough as shown in the video. Cover with a bowl and let it rest for 20 minutes.
    pizza dough
  • Repeat the envelope folds 3 more times at 20-minute intervals. Add more oil to the work surface if the dough starts to stick. The dough becomes firmer and less sticky with each envelope fold.
    pizza dough
  • After the final envelope fold place the dough in a bowl, cover and let rise for one hour.
  • At the end of the hour gently roll the dough into a 10 by 16 inch rectangle. Spread the grated Asiago cheese and Italian herbs over the dough and roll up like a cinnamon roll
    bread dough with cheese and herbs
  • Roll it up like a cinnamon roll.  Use a serrated knife to cut the roll lengthwise half way through, leaving the very ends closed and uncut.  This causes the roll to open up.  Be careful to not cut all the way through.
    bread dough with cheese and herbs
  • Then cut the roll into 2 smaller rolls of equal size. Pinch the cut ends together. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet that doesn't have a lip. This lets you slide the loaves off the sheet onto the stone or steel. Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until puffy. During the last 30 minutes of rising, preheat the oven to 375°F. Put an oven stone or steel on a shelf in the middle of the oven.
  • Bake the loaves on the oven stone or steel. If you don't have an oven stone or steel bake the loaves on your parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown and/or the internal temperature is at least 210°F
    Asiago Cheese and Herb bread

Video

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 494mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 2mg