Quick Cheese Bread

One of the things on my summer “To Do” list to to teach my girls to make whole wheat yeast bread.  But today when the Cali and two of her friends wanted to do some cooking we needed something a little easier and quicker.

A few weeks ago I had made some yummy cheese bread I found over at  My Kitchen Cafe.

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I thought it would be the perfect recipe for them to try.

Yes, I know, I already shared a cheese bread recipe this week – Black Angus Garlic Cheese Bread.  But as far as I’m concerned you can never have too much cheese bread!

We loved the Quick Cheese Bread that Melanie shared, a recipe she had found over at Cook’s Illustrated.  This bread is super yummy and super cheesy.  There is not only a layer of cheese on top and on bottom but chunks of cheese throughout the loaf!  Cheesy!!

It was fun to watch the girls in the kitchen as they made their cheese bread.  They made two loaves – one to give away and one to enjoy themselves.

The first step was to chunk up the cheese…

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Then they got to use the kitchen scale to make sure they had enough.

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Measuring and mixing.

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And of course the cell phone was never far away.

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Sprinkling the bottom of the pan with a layer of cheese – yum!  Cheese on top, cheese in the middle and cheese on the bottom!

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Happy girls waiting for their bread to bake!

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It turned out great!

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Look at the nice layer of cheese on the top and the bottom. Cheese Bread (15)

And did I mention there was cheese in the middle?!?!?Cheese Bread (13)

Another successful recipe to add to Cali’s college cooking repertoire!

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Quick Cheese Bread
  • 3 ounces Parmesan cheese, shredded on large holes of box grater (about 1 cup)
  • 3 C (15 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • 4-5 ounces sharp or extra-sharp cheddar cheese, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1¼ C whole milk (2% milk may be substituted but don't use skim milk)
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • ¾ C sour cream
  1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position in the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray a 5 by 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, then sprinkle ½ cup of the Parmesan cheese evenly in bottom of pan
  3. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper to combine
  4. Using a rubber spatula, mix in cheddar cheese cubes, breaking up clumps, until cheese is coated with flour
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter, egg, and sour cream
  6. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined (the batter will be heavy and thick).
  7. Do not overmix
  8. Scrape batter into prepared loaf pan; spread to sides of pan and level surface with a rubber spatula Sprinkle remaining ½ cup Parmesan evenly over surface
  9. Bake until deep golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes
  10. Cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes; invert loaf from pan and continue to cool until warm, about 45 minutes
  11. Cut into slices and serve
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    Just for the record, I have that exact same kitchen scale. I knew I liked you.

    Glad the girls conquered the cheese bread. It is one of my favorite recipes to make with dinner!

  2. Laurie says

    Keep up this great series of cooking lessons for your college daughter! My daughter is now finished with her first year of college and is living with my dad for the summer. We lost mom not long ago and dad is NOT a cook or baker (but he can BBQ!) She is making dinners for the two of them and she’s now asking me for recipes. I am definitely going to recommend your website. BTW, I tried your Black Angus Garlic Cheese Bread tonight… fantastic! Your photos really are terrific too.

  3. says

    I think I might have to do this- it looks so good. However, as I was reading the recipe- it says not to use skim milk- but you have a picture of someone pouring skim milk into the mix? I don’t ever buy anything but skim milk-and if you made it with skim- that would be stellar.

  4. says

    Hi! I stumbled across this yesterday and HAD to make it for dinner! WOW it was delicious! I was anxious to find a recipe that didn’t need to rise or be rolled out on days I want rolls or bread without all the work. :) Because I didn’t plan ahead, I had to use what was on hand, so I didn’t have cubed cheese, but used shredded and it was still yummy. I will try the cube next time though for sure.

    I also didn’t measure out the cheese on top or bottom…just put some on, but I think I added too much, because it made cutting hard since it was so deliciously crunchy. :) Still so good, but will measure right next time.

    Thanks for such a yummy hit recipe!


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