onion cheddar bread recipe
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Onion Cheese Yeast Bread Recipe

Savory onion and cheese bread is light with a crisp crust, tender crumb, and great onion and sharp cheddar flavor. Try it for your next grilled cheese or ham sandwich.
Course Yeast Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 2 loaves, 24 slices
Calories 194kcal


  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 pinch powdered ginger helps activate the yeast
  • 2 cups warm buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter lukewarm not hot
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1- 1/2 cups extra sharp cheese shredded or cubed small
  • 2 cups chopped onions caramelized
  • 6 cups bread flour more or less as needed


  • Add the yeast and ginger to the water with a teaspoon of the sugar.
  • Stir together in a bowl and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Mix buttermilk, sugar, salt, baking soda in with the yeast mixture.
  • Add three cups of flour and mix until smooth.
  • Mix in butter, onions, and cheese until it is totally incorporated into batter.
  • Now, begin to add the rest of the flour, one cup at a time, keeping mixer on low speed.
  • When dough pulls from the sides of the bowl remove it from the mixer to a floured surface and knead until elastic and smooth. Or, knead with the mixer according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • Place in greased bowl, turn to grease the top, cover and allow to rise for 1 -1/2 hours.
  • Punch down and form into two loaves.
  • Place in greased loaf pans and grease tops.
  • Cover, and allow to rise for 45 minutes.
  • Brush tops with egg yolk mixed with a teaspoon of water to make it glossy.
  • Preheat oven to 400F. Bake for 30 minutes, covering tops with foil if they brown too fast.
  • Remove loaves from oven and allow to cool in pans for 10 minutes.
  • Turn out and cool completely on a rack.
  • Cover the loaves if you want soft crusts.


These loaves freeze well for up to three months


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.1g | Protein: 6.8g | Fat: 5.1g | Cholesterol: 13.1mg | Sodium: 222.3mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 4.4g | Vitamin A: 4% | Vitamin C: 2% | Calcium: 8% | Iron: 9%