Caraway Cheese Bread Recipe

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Categories: Bread, Eastern European, German, Grain

Submitted By: Diane from Tampa.

  • 2 packages dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/4 cup caraway seeds
  • 2 cups grated strong American or cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups flour
Serves / Yields

2 loaves

Preparation Instructions

Dissolve yeast in 1-1/2 c. warm water. Add sugar, salt, 2 c. flour and 2 beaten eggs. Add caraway seeds and cheese. Then add 4 c. flour starting with 2 c. and increasing slowly. Mix until all flour is absorbed and the dough is soft and pliable. Knead in 1/4-1/2 c. more flour until smooth and bubbles break on the surface. Let rise til double (about 1-1/2 hrs). Punch down. Allow to rise again (1/2 hr.) Punch down and rest dough 10 minutes. Divide into 4 sections. Braid 2 ropes together and place against side of bread pan to rise again. Brush with butter. When risen bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Yield = 2 loaves. Brush with butter after baking for a soft crust. Don't brush with butter if crust is to be crispy.

Helpful Hints

The amount of flour used varies with the weather, type of flour and temperature. Dough should be soft and pliable.

Quick Shopping List

Caraway Seeds, Whole or Ground
Whole, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2.25 oz.

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Judye M. Said:

Bless You!! This is one of my husband's favorites, & I lost the recipe. It was in a of 'Betty Crocker' boxed set of recipe cards. I pulled the box out this morning & that card WASN'T THERE.!! (Panic) I wanted to make this for him tomorrow to surprise him since it is 'ourValentine's Day'. (We were engaged on the 11th of Feb. 1971) Thank you! I can make it for him now (joy)

Make it Again? Judye M. would make this recipe again.

Eliot M. Said:

My mom made this when I was growing up. So when I looked up the recipe on line, guess who submitted it? Sho nuf! My mom! Thanks ma, great bread! El

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