This cheesy Italian Bread was simple to make for supper the other night. Use a bread machine or Kitchen Aid mixer for easy prep!
I was in a bread making mood the other day. Making bread is fun for me, as I love the smell of bread baking. Cheesy Italian Bread has all the ingredients of something my family would love, but I had never made this kind of bread before or in an angel food cake pan. (Which you can see, turned out wonderful.)
It was an overall new experience for me but I got to smell bread while it was cooking and eat bread when it was done. Yum-o.
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My bread machine fought the good fight and finished strong a few years back. It would smoke, but it would still knead the dough. I miss it but I just haven’t bought a new one yet. Instead, I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer. The Kitchen Aid does a great job, but I can’t just throw the dough in the mixer and walk away like I can with the bread machine. It takes a little more prep work on my part. Still worth it, but I do have to plan ahead more.
Bread Machine VS Kitchen Aid
A bread machine can be used just to make the dough or you can actually bake the bread in the machine. I personally like to bake the bread in my oven, I just do. You can buy a variety of bread machines for a variety of cost but I am always a Cuisinart fan so this one is a good one. (You can get free shipping with this bread machine if you are a Prime member. I took the plunge for becoming a Prime member almost a year ago. The free shipping, movies, music makes it all worth it! Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial, you don’t like it, you can cancel. I thought I would try it and cancel. Haven’t cancelled yet!) Bread machines will have buttons for dough cycle, delay, dough size, rapid bake, etc… I have even seen buttons with gluten free options.
When I had a bread machine, I would put the ingredients in, set the dough cycle and go pick the kids up from school. The dough would be ready (or almost ready) when I got home then I would put the dough in my oven. Easy as could be. I made this cinnamon bread with the bread machine.
The Kitchen Aid is great for the days I am home. I can put the ingredients in, turn the mixer on with the hook attachment and let the dough rise in the sun. It is still very easy and I use my Kitchen Aid for a LOT of different recipes.
It doesn’t take much more time then a bread machine but I have to remove the dough after it is done mixing, let it rise, then let it knead again and let it rise again. Sounds hard, but I promise, it isn’t.
Cheesy Italian Bread
The Cheesy Italian Bread has only a handful of ingredients, I used the angel food cake pan to let it cook in (for a fabulous shape) and I let the smell of Italian seasoning and cheesy float through my house. In fact, my family all walked through the door and exclaimed how wonderful the house smelled, thank you so much. 😉
*In case you are wondering, I only use the angel food cake pans that are two pieces. It is so much easier to remove anything you cook in there.*
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of warmed milk (about 40 seconds in the microwave)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 cup flour (I used unbleached)
- 1 T yeast
- 2 T butter , melted
- 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 T garlic powder
- 1 cup Mozzerella cheese
Add egg, milk, sugar, oil, salt, flour and yeast to Kitchen Aid Mixer or bread machine in that order
Using dough hook, knead dough for 5 minutes
Remove and let rise in warm place until double in size
Knead dough again
Let rise in warm place until double in size
Add first 7 ingredients to machine
Set on dough cycle
Roll out on floured surface into rectangle
Mix butter and garlic powder and spread on dough
Sprinkle cheese on dough as well
Roll up starting with long side and place dough in a greased angel food cake pan
Let sit in a warm place for 30 minutes
If you want, you can take 2 T melted butter and Italian season seasoning and brush the top of the dough
Bake at 375* for 35-40 minutes or until done