Cheese ‘N Onion Bread

This is another wonderful recipe from our Black and Decker Breadmaker cookbook. It has lots of savory cheddar cheese and onions that give the bread a marvelous taste. You just throw everything in the breadmaker and it does the work! I can do easy! This is one of the loaves I have made repeatedly when taking a meal to others, too.

We love bread . . . especially homemade bread. I grew up with a strong tradition of home baked bread as the only kind of bread I ate for years.  After John and I married I finally asked my mom to teach me how to make her homemade bread and after I finally gained some proficiency in the art of bread-making I made it a lot for our family. There is nothing like a thick slab of homemade bread toasted for breakfast, with sunny-side-up eggs over top, made into cinnamon toast, or broiled with butter and then lots of juicy jams or preserves slathered over the top. I also used to toast it a lot and add peanut butter and fluff and make these humongous and very delicious sandwiches.

Home made bread is simply heavenly. The smells of baking bread wafting through the house are so wonderful. I have to admit to being quite a bit of a “smell” person. I love beautiful smells. (Keep me away from anything stinky though!!!!) This Cheese ‘N Onion Bread smells divine while baking and it tastes just as great.

Cheese ‘N Onion Bread is quite dense in texture so you can do a lot with it other than just eating it plain. Consider placing slices of bread on a large cookie sheet and spreading the pieces with sliced or shredded cheese and herbs like parsley, minced garlic, chives, dill weed, or thyme, and toasting in your oven for a few minutes. Yummy! You can also spoon some leftover spaghetti sauce over top and then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake for about 5-10 minutes. This is a great bread to have fun with.

We love this lip-smacking bread and believe you will, too. Why don’t you give this easy breadmaker bread recipe a try sometime. You will need a 2-lb. loaf pan breadmaker to make this recipe. Enjoy!

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Here’s a slab of this wonderful bread smothered with butter. We like our homemade breads served with honey, too.

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I can make a meal of homemade bread with butter and honey or jelly! Oh, my!

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Here’s a close up so you can see the texture. You can see where the paddle at the bottom of the bread pan left an indentation in the slice on the right.

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Are you ready to taste a bite?

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Each two-pound bread loaf cuts up into about 20 half pieces.

Here’s what I did.

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Measure out hot water and place in bread canister.

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Add powdered milk.

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Add sugar.

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Add salt.

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Here’s what the mixture looks like in the bread pan.

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Use only bread flour for making homemade bread. It has more gluten than regular flour so it raises easier. It is also UNBLEACHED so it won’t toughen as easily as bleached all-purpose flour will.

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Measure out flour and add to bread pan.

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Here I’ve added the flour on top of the other ingredients.

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Add dehydrated minced onions.

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Here I’ve added them to the ingredients.

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Measure out cheddar cheese. The recipe actually calls for “old” cheddar cheese.

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Add cheddar cheese to the ingredients in the bread pan.

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Add yeast.

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Here I’ve sprinkled the yeast over the top of the other ingredients.

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This was baked in our “Rapid Rise” setting. It took 1 hour and 58 minutes to finish baking. Here’s what the bread looks like just out of the breadmaker.

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Allow bread to cool in pan about 10 minutes. Invert onto bread board.

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Butter the top and sides of the loaf so the crust doesn’t harden too much. Allow the bread to cool completely before cutting – about an hour.

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Here’s a look at this delicious bread. 

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Here’s a look at the bread after I cut it down with an electric knife.

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Spread your bread with a little butter and drizzle with honey. Yum, yum!

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We love Cheese ‘N Onion Bread and think you will too if you give it a try.

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Here’s a close up so you can see the dense texture of this bread. It is very filling.

Here’s the recipe.


(Recipe adapted from Black and Decker Breadmaker recipe book)

1 1/3 cups hot water

3 tbsp. powdered milk

3 tbsp. sugar

1 ½ tsp. salt

4 cups bread flour

2 tbsp. dried onion flakes

½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

2 tsp. yeast

Measure ingredients in the order listed into bread pan. Insert baking pan into oven chamber, twist to secure. Close lid. Select: Rapid bake setting. Bake until complete. My breadmaker takes 1 hour 58 minutes at this setting. Remove bread from oven chamber. Allow to cool on bread board about 10-15 minutes. Remove bread from bread pan. (Make sure the paddle at the bottom did not stay in the loaf!) Butter the top and sides of loaf to prevent bread from getting hard. Allow to cool completely or at least 15 more minutes before slicing. Makes about 20 half slices.

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Homemade Cheese ‘N Onion Bread is a great bread to serve company or to take to potlucks.

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Here’s another look at the texture. Remember to only keep home baked bread out on your counter for about 2 days. After that it needs to go in the refrigerator to prevent mold since it doesn’t have any preservatives in it.

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I love to make homemade bread to give away to people when I take meals to them. It always adds a nice touch.

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I’ve saved a piece for you! Better hurry and come get it before it’s all gone!

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The texture of the bread is dense so it’s great for adding cheese and herbs and toasting in the oven and serving it that way, too. 

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I’m ready for a bite right now. How about you?

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10 Responses to “Cheese ‘N Onion Bread”

  1. February 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    Teresa, this looks beautifully delicious. I love homemade bread but never make it!

    • February 10, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

      Hey, this is breadmaker stuff. SOOOOO easy. It takes 3 minutes to throw all the ingredients in the pan and that’s it!!! You can do this, kiddo!

      • February 10, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

        Thank you Teresa! Sounds like a plan and hope it turns out :)

  2. February 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    So tempting! Yes, I think it’s time to make some homemade bread :)

    • February 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

      Yes. One of these days I’m going to get around to making some gluten free stuff too.

  3. February 7, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    Homemade bread such as this is such a treat. I’ve never made bread before but am wishing I had some now. Already had dinner but now I’m hungry again. :)

    • February 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

      LOL! Homemade bread from scratch is even better. It has an even softer texture from hand kneading. But this is so quick and easy. I love to throw a loaf in the breadmaker for company or to give away especially when making meals for others. (I have to give most of it away or I’ll eat the whole thing!!!)


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