Can I Make No-Knead Cheesebread #2?
This No-Knead Cheesebread recipe from kathleenscravings.com on Pinterest looked good. I called it No-Knead Cheesebread #2 because I've made No-Knead Cheesebread before (link). One difference in this recipe is that the cheese was in chunks rather than shredded, so I wanted to see how that impacted the bread.
What I used:
- Cheese (in chunks)
I made 1/2 batch of the recipe using 1 1/2 cups of flower (vs. 3 cups of flour).
Instead of 1 loaf, I decided to make two smaller loafs for hamburger buns.
I put the ingredients together and made the dough and left it on the counter overnight before I went to bread.
I didn't add the cheese until the morning. I left the cheese chunks in the fridge.
The next morning (~12 hours later) + cheese.
The next morning, when I woke up, I turned my oven on to 450 degrees and put the Dutch oven in there without the dough for 20 min. or whatever. I just took a shower or whatever.
I split the dough in half as mentioned above and made two hamburger buns.
#1 When you make half-batch, it bakes shorter
#2 When you split the half-batch in 2 pieces, then it bakes even shorter because they are smaller.
Tip: As I mentioned in a previous post, I like to put the dough on parchment paper and then put dough+parchment paper into HOT dutch oven (with oven mitts) -- less chance of burning myself this way.
So once the Dutch oven was warm, I took it out with oven mitts,
then I put my 2 little hamburger buns / parchment paper into the HOT dutch oven.
I baked it for about 10-15 min. covered and then I took it out with oven mitts and took off the top and baked it uncovered for ~5-7 min.
Then, cheesy bread! I think I used a much higher ratio of cheese to dough, so there is a lot of cheese crust -- it's cripy and yummy!
I used it for a bacon cheeseburger. Check out that post