Golden Cheddar Loaf


If you love cheddar cheese, you'll love this light, flavor-packed loaf. A delicious accompaniment for chili, soups, and stews.





1 loaf

Prep Time

45 minutes

Rise Time

30 to 45 minutes

Bake Time

25 to 30 minutes


  • 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water


Combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in larger mixer bowl. Heat water and milk until very warm (120o to 130oF); stir into flour mixture. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface 10 minutes.

Knead in cheese. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces; roll each piece to 14-inch rope. Braid ropes; pinch ends to seal. Place dough in greased 8-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.

Brush loaf with egg white mixture. Bake at 375oF for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; let cool on wire rack.