Danish Blue Cheese Bread

  • Yield 15 servings

This makes a delicious dinner bread.

Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups unbleached bread flour
3 tablespoons instant dry yeast
1 cup crumbled Danish blue cheese
3 -- eggs
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup water, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 -- egg, beaten

Instructions

  1. Mix the whole wheat flour, bread flour and yeast in a bowl.  Combine the blue cheese, 3 eggs, the brown sugar, water and salt in a mixing bowl and mix well.  Add the dry ingredients and mix well.  Knead on a lightly floured surface for 6 to 8 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  2. Shape into a ball and place in an oiled bowl, turning to coat the surface.  Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours. 
  3. Shape into a loaf and place in a greased 5×9-inch loaf pan.  Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature for 1 hour.  Brush the top with a beaten egg.
  4. Bake at 350F for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from the pan to a wire rack to cool.  Slice to serve.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Stig Hansen’s Cooking Danish, A Taste of Denmark (Eden, Utah, 2007).

 

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