Mozzarella Basil Bread

Mozzarella Basil Bread

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"Soft, chewy, and cheesy! "

Ingredients

2 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 149 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 149 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 483 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix warm water with sugar in a large mixing bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Sprinkle yeast over the surface of the water, and let stand until the yeast begins to form a creamy layer on the water. Stir the yeast into the water. Stir in salt, and 1 cup of bread flour, and beat the flour in to form a loose batter. Stir in 1 more cup of flour, and mix in the mozzarella cheese, milk, and basil. Mix in the remaining 2 cups of flour in 1/2-cup additions.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface, and knead until the dough is thoroughly mixed, but still sticky, 5 to 8 minutes. Add flour into the dough as you knead, if necessary. Form the dough into a ball, and place into an oiled bowl. Turn the dough over in the bowl to oil the surface of the dough, and cover with a cloth. Allow to rise until double, about 1 hour.
  3. With your fist, press firmly on the dough to deflate the large bubbles. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface, and knead the dough just long enough to eliminate the remaining bubbles in the dough, about 1 minute. Cut the dough into 2 equal pieces, and form each half into a round ball. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray, and place the balls onto the baking sheet. With a sharp knife, slash an X into the top of each loaf. Cover the loaves with a towel, and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  5. Bake the loaves until browned, about 25 minutes. To serve, cut each loaf into 8 wedges.
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This bread is absolutely delicious! I used fresh basil (triple the amount) since I have a seemingly endless supply in the garden. I otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I did have to add in at...

I love herbed breads, so this recipe appealed to me. The mozzarella was just icing on the cake. I followed the recipe except for using 50/50 whole wheat and all purpose, so I added in some vital...

This made an impressive, large loaf of bread with an excellent texture inside. The mozzarella made the loaf smell wonderful coming out of the oven. I made a half recipe and used almost 3 cups ...