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Crazy Dough Cheesy Bread

4.44 from 74 votes
Crazy Dough is one easy recipe for how to make bread and endless variations. Make this base dough into a delicious Crazy Dough Cheesy Bread and more!
Crazy Dough Cheesy Bread - 1 dough that can make a variety of breads from cheesy bread to Cinnamon Rolls.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Every Bold Baker needs a great recipe for white bread. It is an all-purpose, versatile dough that will welcome the addition of toppings and fillings. Crazy Dough is that very dough you have been looking for!!!!!!

So what is Crazy Dough? Well, what if I told you that from one simple yeast dough you can get endless variations of completely different breads, from pizza dough, naan bread, cinnamon rolls and even loafs of cheesy bread. All you need is this one easy Master Recipe.

If you’ve ever made my Irish Soda Bread or Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread you know a simple loaf of bread when made at home is one of the most delicious things. Store-bought bread just does not compare! If you’ve never baked breads at home you are missing out, but I don’t blame you as some recipes for bread can be complex and take up a lot of your time. Well, not this recipe!

My recipe for a simple bread loaf is actually pretty special. I don’t stop at just homemade bread, I’ve made a Cheesy Bread Loaf. This bread is marbled throughout with chunks of cheese and of course topped with an extra generous helping. I used a good sharp cheddar cheese but feel free to experiment with your favorite hard cheeses, as this would be super yummy with white cheddar or grated parmesan. If you can keep it around long enough this bread is my absolute favorite sliced up and served alongside soup for lunch or made into a killer sandwich. If you’ve never made homemade bread before this Crazy Dough Cheesy Bread is a great gateway.
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Crazy Dough Cheesy Bread

4.44 from 74 votes
Crazy Dough is one easy recipe for how to make bread and endless variations. Make this base dough into a delicious Crazy Dough Cheesy Bread and more!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 loafs
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Crazy Dough is one easy recipe for how to make bread and endless variations. Make this base dough into a delicious Crazy Dough Cheesy Bread and more!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 loafs

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Once crazy dough had proofed and knocked back remove from the bowl and transfer onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Divide the dough into two balls to make 2 loafs of bread or use the whole recipe for one larger loaf.
  • Gently knead 2/3 of the grated cheese into the dough until evenly distributed.
  • Transfer the dough into a lightly greased loaf tin and top with the remaining cheese
  • Loosely cover with plastic wrap and a tea towel then set the loaf tin aside in a warm spot to proof for a second time. This should take 45 minutes to an hour.
  • After the second proofing preheat the oven to 400oF (200oC). Pop the loaf tin into the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the bread has a golden brown crust.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes before before running a knife along the outside of the bread to loosen. gently lift the loaf out of the tin and allow to cool fully before slicing. This is a delicious bread served warm and spread with butter, toasted and eaten with breakfast, or served cold and made into a sandwich! Enjoy!

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Shelly
Shelly
8 months ago

Love this website Gemma! I’ve been proofing your dough in a bowl with a sealed lid. Should I loosen the lid while proofing, don’t want my dough to get dry.

Lisa Preston
1 year ago

Thanks so much Gemma… your recipe was a smash hit in my house!! I am officially addicted to your website! 🙂
I submitted a picture that you were kind enough to post, but it’s upside down. 😛 Thought I should point that out. HAHA!

Cheers!
Lisa

11 months ago

First loaf I have ever made from scratch, and it turned out brilliantly. All eaten as soon as it had cooled down from cooking. Glad I saved half the dough for later!

Lenea
Lenea
1 year ago

The cheesy bread was amazing. So simple to make. Would it be possible to make rosemary bread using the crazy dough?

1 year ago

I made bread sticks, and pizza crust. Just wonderful. Gonna make another batch today. Thank you so much..

Holly1
6 months ago

Hi Gemma! Can this dough be refrigerated
or frozen aftert addition of cheese and before the second proof, or even after the second proof, so the proofing/baking process can be completed another time? If so, for how long (refrigeration and freezer)? Thank you so much!

Julia Fisher
6 months ago

I make tuna melts out of this cheese bread, amazing!

winniegirl
7 months ago

Delish!! Substituted sour cream for yogurt in crazy dough recipe and it turned out perfectly. Gone within 3 hours (3 adults).

1 month ago

Today I tried crazy dough cheesy bread Gemma thanks for the amazing recipe.It was super hit

madi
2 months ago

This recipe was my first attempt at bread making AND working with yeast. Not only was the recipe simple, but it turned out beautifully and it was soft and cheesy on the inside and crunchy on the outside; simply DELICIOUS! My 3 year-old son loved it too!! I saved half of the crazy dough to make something different tomorrow.

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