Published on September 20th, 2017 | by Kristen Swain1
Cheddar Chive Bread
In our family, Rhodes bread is always a great side dish that we all look forward to having along with our meal. One of my favorite ideas is making chopped bread with fun and delicious add ins in the bread. I first learned to make this bread when I was a baker at a grocery store chain that chopped up bread dough with cheese and egg and created a delicious cheese bread. It was one of my favorites. Since then I have experimented with different ideas and created a multitude of recipes that our family has enjoyed every single time. This Cheddar Chive bread is lightly oniony, heavily cheesy and absolutely delectable. Easy to make, you might have all the ingredients in your kitchen, but even if not, are readily available at the grocery store. This recipe is easy to create and only takes a few minutes to create. After proofing and letting the bread rise, baking takes about 25 minutes and you have incredible fresh bread that melts in your mouth. Serve with any meal, but it goes wonderfully with tomato based sauces.
Bake up a single or a double loaf for your family. I always have to make two loaves, as my family loves this bread fresh and hot from the oven, and just as much, has to have it the next day, toasted and buttered as breakfast toast, it’s simply amazing!
To begin, thaw out two loaves of Rhodes Bake N Serv White Bread.
I usually pull out my bread first thing in the morning to thaw.
You will need two eggs, dried chives, and shredded cheddar cheese.
On a cutting board, add the loaves of bread, I rounded mine to make a little open well to have my other ingredients in.
Place one egg, 1 cup of cheese and 3 tablespoons of chives on the bread.
Begin chopping the bread up with a large knife. You are essentially cutting the bread into small pieces, which mixes well with the other ingredients and incorporates them into the dough.
After the mixture begins to integrate, add the other egg and 1 1/2 cups of cheese, and continue cutting the bred.
Once the bread is fully chopped into pieces about the size of large peas, and the mixture is well incorporated, you will add them to your pans.
Use cooking spray and place each half of the mixture into your loaf pans, dividing the mixture as evenly as you can.
Proof, or allow the bread to rise in a warm spot in your kitchen for about 2-3 hours until the bread dough is almost doubled in size.
Bake in a 415 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until the bread comes out brown and golden.
Cool the bread on a wire rack and slice when ready to serve.
Serve with softened butter or plain. Serves about 8 people.