Awesome Italian Cheese Bread Recipe


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Pair this bread with freshly made spaghetti or simply dip in olive oil for an appetizer.

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  • 2 (1/4 oz.) pkgs. dry yeast
  • 1 C. margarine
  • 6 large eggs
  • 4 1/2 C. all-purpose flour -- sifted
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 lb. Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 lb. sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 C. Parmesan cheese – grated

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Dissolve yeast in 1 C. of warm water. In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine until fluffy. Beat eggs in another bowl until light. Add eggs to margarine, blending well. Stir in dissolved yeast water. Sift flour, salt and sugar together. Gradually add to egg mixture, continue to beat until satiny. Cut Swiss and cheddar cheese into 1/4 inch cubes. Stir cubed cheese and Parmesan cheese into mixture. Place dough in a 4 quart greased glass mixing bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled in volume. With spoon, gently stir (do not punch). Cover bowl and let rise until doubled, again. Grease a 10-inch tube pan. Gently stir dough down. Pour or drop by spoonfuls into pan. Let rise again until doubled. Bake in a preheated 400F oven 35 - 40 minutes. Use cake tester to test for doneness. Cool 10 minutes out of oven. Lift bread out by tube and cool 20 more minutes. Eat while warm or cool. Delicious with a cool glass of milk!

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