Wholegrain Milk & Cheese Bread

By DK on Jan 25, 2009
Wholegrain Milk and Cheese Bread

I love good food. Period. But like any other person out there, I also constantly worry about weight! Occasionally (ahem!) I want to splurge myself. When Temperance announced the theme for Bread Baking day as Cheese Bread, I grabbed it with full fervor - no not because its cheese (although its a good reason to be you know!) but for the fact that I had this wholegrain Milk and cheese bread recipe from our kind neighbors about whom I have already mentioned in this blog.The minute it came out of the Oven, I knew it was a keeper.

I had few guests coming over with kids and Cheese is always a favorite. I dint have time to make elaborate lunch, thanks to hectic work schedule, but Baking is something which gets done on the side. I served these with some warm soup along with a light lunch. It not only was a great hit but at the end, everyone ended up feeling rather full and heavy over my light lunch! ;-) This recipe is enough to serve like 5-7 people, so go ahead and halve the recipe if you want. I just have one teeny weeny piece left over which I am munching right now while writing this post :).

Basic Information
Prep Time: 2 to 4 hours
Cook Time: 30 min to 1 hour
Yield: Makes two 8"X4" loaves
  • 6 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt

Scald the milk and cool it to lukewarm. Stir in the honey to the milk.

Wholegrain Milk and Cheese Bread
Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Set aside.Measure out the flour and salt in a bowl and mix. Pour the milk and yeast into it.
Wholegrain Milk and Cheese Bread
Make a stiff dough without adding any flour.
Wholegrain Milk and Cheese Bread
Add additional water if required. The dough should be soft and elastic. Knead in the butter bits, continuing to work until well incorporated. Add the cheese.
Wholegrain Milk and Cheese Bread
Place it in an oiled bowl and set it aside covered with plastic wrap. It takes about 1-2 hours for the first rising.knead it for few minutes and keep it once more for second rising. this takes only like 30 min. Press the dough to deflate. you can at this point, either divide the dough into two to make loaves or else use them to make a circular shape as depicted in the picture.
Wholegrain Milk and Cheese Bread
for that, simply knead it into a sausage shape,
Wholegrain Milk and Cheese Bread
shape it like a circle, join it, place it in the baking sheet
Wholegrain Milk and Cheese Bread
and bake it in a preheated 350F oven for 40-50 minutes or until golden in colour. You can brush it with either honey or butter after it comes out.
Wholegrain Milk and Cheese Bread
There it is :) warm and totally yummy
Wholegrain Milk and Cheese Bread
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27 Responses to “Wholegrain Milk & Cheese Bread”
  1. momonga

    As for amount of butter, I guessed and tried 2 tbsp and it seemed to work. Quite nice bread for wholemeal. 8)

  2. Kathy

    Hi, I really want to make this bread, and it will be my first attempt at a yeast bread. For some reason, though, I can’t see the update with the amount of butter to use. Please help, thanks!

  3. Anjali

    Hi, I am using Microwave Oven. Can u please let me know the details how to to bake the bread in it. i.e what should be the mode of baking- convention ( similar to cake) or something else. how much time to be kept ???
    your tips will be very useful to me pl.

    I do not use M/W oven hence unfortunately cannot help you. But I have related FAQ which might help. 1) How to Bake in Microwave
    2) How to Bake in Microwave Convection Oven

  4. kp

    Can you pls mention how much butter to use? You have missed it in your ingredients list but is present in the method – pls reply – thnx

  5. sowmya

    Thanks DK..Yes i halved it…Now i understand – it should have been similar to 1/2 of Wreath shape…so i did not shape the loaf right size ..i will try again


  6. sowmya

    Hi DK

    I tried this..It came out very well..
    Only thing is..looks like i kept a bigger loaf…for baking..so some parts did not bake properly
    although outer is completely browned..so need to take that out


    Did you halve the recipe like I mentioned in the post?? This recipe will make a huge loaf or wreath shape….I had mentioned in the beg of the post to halve the recipe if serving for 2-3 ppl – DK :)

  7. DK

    Hi Annon

    Am glad you like wholegrain breads – cos I am an absolute fan..I make them so often enough.:) Thanks for the pointer. I have updated the post with the same. Hope you like it :)

  8. Anonymous

    I am always a fan of whole grain breads! Thank you for posting the recipe. One question though. You mention mixing butter bits in but you do not list how much. How much butter?

  9. gine

    looks delicious :-)!

  10. Susan/Wild Yeast

    What a beautiful golden crown!

  11. DK

    Hi Sowmya..

    I am glad u like these. Yes start off with half a recipe and 1 tsp of yeast is enough to do the same. I have tried this with exactly half the recipe shaped into a loaf and it taste as good as this one :) Hope you have a blast with this one :)

  12. Sowmya

    Thanks for this wonderful tempting recipe.Now i am craving to make this..I have a question, for a first time break attempt , i want to try with 50% less flour..how much yeast should be used for this quantity ?
    Could you let me know pls ?

  13. Lisa

    I haven’t made bread in a while, but now I am craving this. A must try!

  14. Curry Leaf

    Yum and yum.It surely is a vegetarians delight.DK.Perfect bread.You make it look so simple-I agree with Indhu.I too make breads,but thanks to my impatience and my slow oven,they turn out something else these days.
    This is perfect cheese bread .Looks so rich and perfect.

  15. Sophie

    This warm and savory bread has such a delicious crust, it looks so tasty! :) Perfect for pulling apart and eating by the handfuls.

  16. Gita's Kitchen

    This sure looks like a delicious combo for soups…love this healthy recipe :)

  17. Gita's Kitchen

    This sure looks like a delicious combo for soups…love this healthy recipe :)

  18. Usha

    Love this bread, it has all my favorite ingredients, bet it tasted awesome :-)

  19. Pavani

    Cheese bread looks yummy.. Ingredients and method look easy too.

  20. Asha

    Sure! Sure!! DK, I see the “WHOLEGRAIN” there, some are sticking out as well! Hahaha!!!

    Cheese and grain, good enough for me, don’t know about you!!!:P

    Bread looks fab, perfectly baked, golden color! Happy Republican Monday! Are you going to eat all that in one week? :0

    Well, if you see what I made last weekend , you will see I am going to SUGAR HELL! :D

  21. Aparna

    Just read the comment.:D
    I made a cheese bread for BBD too. Your guests pronounced your bread good so it definitely is. It looks it.
    And who can resist the bread and cheese combination?

  22. Daily Spud

    Cheesy bread? Hard to beat!

  23. rekhas kitchen

    awesome Dk hummm love to have this with any hot soup will try this recipe and tell you

  24. Priya

    Wat a gorgeous Bread Dk..quite simple n delicious one..

  25. DK

    Well Indhu – what can I say expect that they indeed are easy? :) Its all mind game – u r scared bcos u r expected to..these things are easy..as I always say – if i can- u certainly can do it like a pro – will surely wait for your yummy breads soon :) :)

    @ Madhu – U know the minute I read it I only recalled this dialogue from Kamal’s movie Thenali -”Ellam siva mayam endru solli vidum, enakku ellam baya mayam”

    hehehehe – but awe comeon! Look who is taking about being scared! I will surely be waiting to pounce on and tell u ‘I told u so’ when I see ur first yeasted bread :) :)

  26. Madhuram

    Very simple recipe DK. Enakku yeast bayam, kneading bayam, bread bayam. But I think I can handle this one.

  27. Indhu

    yummy! you have a knack for making recipes look easy… tempts novices like me to try baking :)

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