Coarse Black Pepper-Cheese Bread

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“My family loves this bread! I like to serve it especially with soups and sometimes along with dinner. This is the bread I make when I don't use my bread machine. This recipe came from a good cook in our area that she shared in our local paper. The prep time includes the rising time, and I put 25 min. baking time, but start checking after 20 minutes. Thanks for trying this, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!”
1hr 30mins
2 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and pepper.
  2. Mix well In a saucepan, heat milk, water and shortening until warm.
  3. Add to flour mixture Add egg and beat at low speed until moistened.
  4. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed.
  5. By hand, add cheese and enough flour to make a firm dough.
  6. Knead well on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  7. Punch dough down, divide into 2 parts.
  8. Shape into 2 round loaves.
  9. Place on a greased baking sheet, cover and let rise in a warm oven until light and doubled, about 30 minutes.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
  11. Cool on racks, Makes 2 loaves.

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