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Poppy Seed Cheese Bread Recipe

Poppy Seed Cheese Bread Recipe

THIS easy-to-make bread goes well with a salad luncheon or a casserole dinner. But I especially like to serve it with spaghetti and pasta dishes. The cheese topping is its crowning glory! -Elaine Mundt, Detroit, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. YIELD:15 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3/4 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped onion
  • Poppy seeds


  • 1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in water. Combine milk, shortening and salt; stir into yeast mixture. Add enough flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • 2. Punch down dough; press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 425°. Combine cheese, egg, milk and onion; spread over dough. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake 15-20 minutes. Cut into squares; serve warm. Yield: 15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 163 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 267mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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