Do you remember this classic Filipino Style cheese bread na tinda ng mga bakeshop sa kanto (sold in neighborhood bakeshop)? Soft bread covered in cheese lumps (bilog bilog na keso). Yes, just like the cheese bread in Julie’s bakeshop. Cheesy, delicious and very soft. Nakakamiss talaga ang simpleng Pinoy cheese bread noon.
CHEESE BREAD ALA JULIE’S BAKESHOP
For the Dough:
⅔ cup warm water
1 tbsp sugar
2 ¼ teaspoon active yeast
⅔ cup warm milk
¼ cup melted butter
3 ¾ cup bread flour (dust more if still sticky)
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
For the Cheese:
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 ¼ cup powdered/icing sugar
½ cup all purpose flour
¼ cup melted butter (cooled at room temp)
For the Dough:
1. In a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon sugar and yeast to warm water, stir. Activate the yeast for about 10 minutes.
2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients, flour, sugar at salt.Then mix dry and wet ingredients. Start kneading until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
3. Grease a large bowl with oil and transfer the dough (formed like a ball). Cover the bowl with a cling wrap or towel and let it rest for 1-2 hours until doubled in size.
4. For the Cheese: First combine cheese and powdered sugar then add all purpose flour. Add melted butter slowly and mix until it becomes crumbly (namumuo-muo at maliliit ang texture) Set aside.
5. When the dough is ready divide it to make long 2 long tube. then slice the tube of dough into small sizes or balls. Arrange it on a sheet or tray.
6. Grease the top of each dough with melted butter and then roll it in the cheese mixture.
7. Let it rest for another 30 minutes and cover it with cling wrap or towel.
8. Preheat the oven and bake at 180°C for about 20-25 minutes.
Note: Let it rest overnight, so you can taste the melted flavor. Make sure to store it in an airtight container and just leave it at room temperature.
Happy baking and enjoy!