Jalepeno Cheddar Loaf

Serving Size: 1 slice
Servings: 16
Prep Time: 120-150 min
Cook Time: 50 min
Amount Ingredient
3.5 cups flour
2.5 cups shredded cheddar
.5 cup chopped Jalepenos
1 tblsp kosher salt
2 cups warm water
2.25 tsp instant yeast
1 tblsp olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Combine flour, ~2 cups of cheddar cheese, jalepenos and salt. (If using pickled jalepenos, make sure to pat dry first).
  3. In separate bowl, combine water and yeast.
  4. Pour flour mixture into water, stirring until the dough comes together.
  5. Fold dough to the center in the bowl 8 times. Cover with a towel and let rest in warm area for 60 minute until doubled in size.
  6. Fold dough to the center in the bowl 8 times. Cover with towel and let rest for 30 minuntes.
  7. Put lightly oiled dutch oven in to pre heat.
  8. Peel dough out of bowl onto a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle remaining cheese in “clumps” on dough. Fold 8 times towards the center.
  9. Brush the top of dough with olive oil, sprinkle with some extra shredded cheese and jalepenos. Cut X into top of loaf.
  10. Place dough into HOT dutch oven, put dutch oven back in to oven covered.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove lid. Bake for another 20 minutes until dough is golden brown.
  12. Remove bread from dutch oven and place onto wire rack to cool for at least 1 hour.