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Garlic Cheddar Loaves

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of yeast
  • 3 cups of warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon of kosher salt
  • 9 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 Teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 Cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Splash of canola or olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a large stand mixer bowl add the yeast and warm water. Allow to rest for about 10 minutes as the yeast gets foamy.
  2. Add the salt, 6 1/2 cups of flour, garlic powder, and cheese. Mix well using dough hook.
  3. Oil a large bowl with the canola or olive oil to proof the dough in. Using a rubber spatula move the dough to the oiled bowl. Dough will be pretty sticky.
  4. Turn oven on the 350* allow to heat for 5 minutes and turn the oven off. Place the bowl in the oven loosely covered with a damp kitchen towel. Leave the oven door ajar. Dough will double in size or more.
  5. Allow the dough to rise for two hours.
  6. Lightly grease a baking tray
  7. Remove the dough from the oven, cheese will have melted into the dough. Right in the proofing bowl add the last 3 cups of flour. Using your hands mix the flour in, and gently kneed the dough. The dough will be ready when all the flour has been incorporated and is no longer sticky.
  8. Form four round loves. Place on the baking tray and allow to rise an additional 20 minutes. Dough will not expand substantially.
  9. Bake at 450* for 15-25min. Longer time will create a crispier crust.