Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Panera Three Cheese Bread Follow Up

Here is the recipe to the post below, Three Cheese Bread.

1 cup warm water
2 tsp fresh yeast or 1 tsp active dry yeast
1 cup All purpose flour

3/4 cup warm water
3 Tbsp honey
4 tsp fresh yeast or 2 tsp active dry yeast
1/4 cup + 1 tsp butter or vegetable shortening
4 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp salt
1/2 cup Romano cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 cup asiago cheese, cut into 1/2 cubes

For the starter:
combine water & yeast in a medium bowl. Stir to dissolve the yeast fully. Add the flour to the bowl & stir until the ingredients are fully incorporated. Cover with a cloth & ferment the starter at room temperature for 30 mins.

For the Dough:
combine water, honey & yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Stir to dissolve yeast fully. Add the butter, flour, salt, cheese & fermented starter. Mix on low speed until the dough is fully developed. Remove the dough from the mixing bowl
Divide the dough into 2 pieces. Set aside any remaining dough & frees for future use. Roll each piece of dough into a smooth ball. Place the dough on the counter & cover with a warm cloth to rest at room temp for about 30 mins. Start to preheat oven to 400F.
Form the bread into loaves, cover again & proof for about 30 mins.
Score the loaves with a knife, spray with water & bake for about 30 mins or until the crusts are a deep golden brown.
Remove the bread from the oven & place on a cooling rack for about 30 mins.

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