As you can see, I’ve been making my way through the bread section of Simply In Season. I never thought I would learn to enjoy making bread, but I have! This week I tackled Italian Parmesan Bread.
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2 cups warm water
2 Tbs active dry yeast
3 cups whole wheat bread flour
2 cups bread flour
1/2 cup butter (melted)
2 Tbs sugar
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
1. Combine water and yeast in a mixing bowl, stirring until dissolved.
2. Add remaining ingredients (except cheese) and mix well.
3. Add the cheese with enough additional flour to make a soft dough. Knead 8-10 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl, turn to grease both sides, cover with a damp cloth, and let rise 1 hour. Shape into three loaves and place in greased 8×4 pans and let rise 30 minutes. (Alternatively, split into two, then each half into thirds and shape into a braid).
4. Bake in preheated oven at 350F until golden brown, 35 minutes.
Yield: 3 loaves
The verdict: This is a super moist bread, and I can’t imagine it braided, although maybe if more flour were added it would be a bit more of a breadstick type of thing. The flavor is awesome! It screams out for a piece of cheese or to be dunked in chili.
Serving size: 1/36 of a recipe (1.5 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated by Living Cookbook Recipe Management Software.
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (31%) 34.88
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.98g 6%
Saturated Fat 2.24g 11%
Cholesterol 20.97mg 7%
Sodium 177.1mg 7%
Potassium 42.6mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 15.06g 5%
Fiber 0.61g 2%
Protein 4.01g 8%
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