Homemade Chili Cheese Bread

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    Richard Paradon Well-Known Member
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    A lot of my friends think it is difficult to bake bread. Actually, all you need is some time and never to worry about any that looks strange. Here is some chili cheese bread I made this morning. I took a lot of pictures because if you have not baked bread before, it will be easy to follow along.

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    Split the peppers and scrape out the seeds. I use a ¼ inch tsp for this. Now wash your hands or you may be sorry later! I only had some soft Edam cheese so I used a knife and cut up about a cup.

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    In a large bowl, take about 4 cups flour and add 1 tsp salt, 3 tsp sugar, the cheese and peppers. I add the cheese now so it gets dredged in flour. Also add 1 tsp butter. Take 1 ½ cups water and heat it until it is just a little bit warmer than milk in a baby’s bottle. Add that to 3 tsp yeast and mix it up. Put that in a warm place for about 4 minutes and in the mean time use a cutting knife and chop everything together in the bowl.

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    Take the yeast water and pour it into the bowl and start mixing it adding additional flour until it is pretty stiff.

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    Now for some fun. Drop the dough onto a floured board and start kneading it. Kneading just means to fold the dough in half again and again until it starts to be like a soft clay. Form it into a ball
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    and place it into a lightly oiled bowl. I place it in a plastic bag and let it raise for about 40 minutes. It will double in size.

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    Now knead it a bit more and cut it in half with a knife and try as best as possible to form two loafs and place each one in an oiled bread pan. Don’t worry if it looks like this,

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    because after you let it rise for another 40 minutes, the yeast keep working until it looks like this.
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    Bake it for 25 or so minutes at 350c or 175f until it sounds hollow when you flick it with your thumb and enjoy!

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    Caught this too late to edit. Make the temp 350f or 175c
     
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    My wife makes bread all the time, but in a bread maker. I wonder if this will work in one, because it definitely looks delicious!
     
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    To be honest, John, I have never even seen a bread maker so I really don't have an answer. I just enjoy making bread by hand.
     
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    I believe you, but we think that the bread made in the bread maker has a better taste than the one made in our oven. As for the bread maker, it's a fairly small machine in which you just add the ingredients and it makes a fantastic bread. To be fair, it doesn't make huge loaves of bread, but it's enough for my wife and I on a daily basis.
     
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    Hello Richard,
    I plan on trying your bread recipe this coming weekend. Three of my grandchildren, (along with their young families), are coming for a day of repairs around this old log cabin, and I wish to reward them with some good eats. I've decided to fix a large pot of chicken and rolled dumplins, and your bread will elevate the dinner to scrumptious. Thanks for the recipe. :)
     
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    Thanks, Ina! Let me know if the crew enjoys it! It is funny because most Thai people do not care for bread as rice is the norm, but when I am baking, they seem to visit me! Make sure you see my edit on the temps!
     
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    Richard,
    I will definately let you know. I love making bread, I use to make light and dark rye , wheat, and sour dough at least once every couple of week for Michael. So this will be my first oppertunity to knead some bread since the Holidays.

    That just made me wonder if I could get some of the family to come over very couple of months for a large dinner. Now too me that is fun.:rolleyes::)

    I know I'm showing my ignorance, but what do you mean in your last sentence by, "edit on the temps".:confused:
     
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    In the post I had the temps at 350c or 175f but should be 350f or 175c. My oven is so old that it only knows hot and not hot!
     
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    Sorry Richard, sometimes my brain has a leak. Now that you pointed it out, it obvious.

    I use an old 1942 Chambers stove, and I love it. It even has a deep well that slow cooks anything I want. I had a slow cooker way before the portables became popular. It also has a broiler and a gridle on top of the stove. This is a great advantage to me, as I don't bend at the waist to easily now days.
     
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    That is an oldie for sure! You must love it. Mine is just an old English style that suits me fine, but there is no broiler, just three burners and an oven. The price was perfect as I was at a friends guest house having a drink and told him that I was saving for an stove because I liked to bake. He said he had one in one of the rooms but since he has a small restaurant and does not need it I could have it. I asked him the price and he said, "You can have it!" So of course I have it now and he gets free bread for his parties! And in the pot? Spaghetti sauce that has been simmering all night!

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