Easy, crusty and comforting this Rosemary Cheddar Dutch Oven Bread is a quicker version of a delicious crusty bread recipe.
Preparation time: 1hour 10minutes
Cooking time: 45minutes
- 4-4 1/2 cups bread flour
- 2 tsp yeast
- 2 Tbs sugar
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 1/2 Tbs dried Rosemary
- 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 Tbs coarse sea salt more for topping
How To Prepare
In bowl of stand mixer add your water, yeast and sugar and stir around until dissolved. Let sit for about 10 minutes to proof.
Once proofed fit your stand mixer with the dough hook and on medium speed and add in your salt then about 3 cups of four.
Add in your rosemary, cheddar and remainder of flour and let hook work dough until it starts to pull away from sides.
Turn dough out into lightly floured surface and knead for a few minutes and form into a ball.
Place into a large bowl sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Cover and let rise in warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Meanwhile preheat oven at 400 placing your Dutch oven inside to heat with it.
Once dough has risen flour a piece of parchment paper and turn dough out onto it making sure not to punch dough down.
Flour the top and sides of dough and gently work into a ball.
Remove dutch oven from oven and place parchment paper into the base of dutch oven and cut 3 slits into the top of dough if desired and bake covered for 30 minutes.
After 30 minute remove cover and sprinkle with remaining cheese, rosemary and salt and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Remove from oven and enjoy!