Old Fashioned Cheese Bread
 
Ingredients
Roux
  • 70ml water
  • 20g bread flour
  • 1 egg yolk
Dough
  • 120 ml water
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 5g salt
  • 295g bread flour
  • 20g unsalted butter
  • 1¼ tsp active dry yeast
Topping
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup light cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 - 2 tsp caster sugar
  • Some sweet mayonnaise
Instructions
Roux
  1. Combine roux ingredients in a small sauce pan.
  2. Cook roux over low heat, stirring continuously.
  3. Once ingredients come together, and the roux becomes a paste, turn off the flame.
  4. Place roux in a bowl and cover with a piece of cling film.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Dough
  1. Add chilled roux, dough ingredients (except yeast) to the pan of a 1 or 1.5 pound bread machine. Make a well in the ingredients and add the yeast.
  2. Set the machine to the dough setting mode. When the machine beeps, remove the dough. (Dough can be made by hand, or using a standing mixer with a dough hook.)
  3. Divide dough into eight equal portions and shape them into balls.
  4. Cover the dough balls with cling film for about 10 - 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, grease a 8 inch square baking pan and line it with baking paper.
  6. Flatten a ball of dough your hand, and roll it up so that it resembles a cylinder. Stretch the ends of the cylinder so that it is almost the length of the pan.
  7. Place it at one end of the pan, and repeat with the other 7 balls of dough.
  8. Cover lightly with cling film and allow the cylinders that are placed beside each other to rise till twice its original size.
  9. Preheat the oven to 190ÂșC.
  10. Brush some beaten egg on the bread, and sprinkle on cheese and sugar.
  11. Drizzle some mayonnaise diagonally across the bread.
  12. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. If bread browns too quickly, cover with aluminium foil after 7 - 10 minutes.
Recipe by Delicacious | A Food Blog at http://www.delicacious.com/old-fashioned-cheese-bread-and-my-bread-making-journey/