Ingrients & Directions

“The recipe makes a 1 c Warm water (110-115 degrees)
-beautiful round golden 1/2 c Butter, softened
-loaf. With a layer of 2 tb Sugar
-cheese 1 ts Salt
Peeking out of every slice, 3 1/4 c (To 3 3/4 cups) Flour
-it’s definitely worth the 1 Egg plus 1 egg yolk
-effort.” – Melanie Mero 4 c (1 lb) Meunster cheese,
2 pk (1/4 oz. ea.) active dry -shredded
-yeast 1 Egg white, beaten

In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in milk. Add butter, sugar,
salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining
flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured board; knead until
smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl,
turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until
doubled, about 1 hour. In a large bowl, beat egg and yolk; stir in
cheese. Punch dough down; roll into a 16″ circle. Place in a greased
9″ round cake pan, letting dough drape over the edges. Spoon the
cheese mixture into center of dough. Gather dough up over filling in
1 1/2″ pleats. Gently squeeze pleats together at top and twist to
make a top knot. Allow to rise 10-15 minutes. Brush loaf with egg
white. Bake at 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for
20 minutes. Serve warm. Makes: 1 loaf

1 servings