Cheese and Onion Bread for the Bread Machine
Last Updated December 13, 2020 – Originally Published in June of 2009
This recipe may not produce a perfect looking loaf of bread. However, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a savory bread recipe that tastes better than this.
Let’s start with the aroma. You’ll love the way the bread smells as it cooks. It reminds me of the scent of Thanksgiving stuffing.
The bread tastes great and the crust is superb! It’s extra cheesy and tasty. No one will want the crust cut off of sandwiches made with this bread!
When it’s done you’ll have flavorful bread that’s great for sandwiches. It’s especially good for chicken or turkey sandwiches.
The History of Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar cheese first came from the village of Cheddar located in south west England.
Cheddar Gorge on the edge of the village contains caves. These caves have the correct humidity and temperature for maturing the cheese.
Making Cheese and Onion Bread in the Bread Machine
This makes a two-pound loaf of bread using the basic setting with medium crust.
Follow the instructions that came with your bread machine in terms of which ingredients to put in the machine first. In my machine, I add the liquids first.
Note that this recipe calls for red onion. You can use other varieties, but I think the bread is best with red onions.
Be sure to check on the dough after five or ten minutes of kneading. Open the top of the bread machine to see how the dough is doing. It should be a smooth, round ball.
If the dough is too dry add liquid a teaspoon at a time until it looks right. If it looks too wet, add flour a tablespoon at a time until it looks right.
Cheese and Onion Bread
Again, this makes a two-pound loaf of bread using the basic setting with medium crust.
1 1/8 C. Water
4 1/4 C. Bread Flour
1 Tbsp. Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 1/4 C. Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
1/3 C. Red Onion, minced
2 tsp active dry yeast