Apple Cheddar Bread
If using frozen pizza dough, defrost overnight in the refrigerator. This loaf slices easily once cooled. It makes delicious turkey sandwiches with crisp greenhouse lettuce and cranberry sauce.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes (plus 1 hour for bread to rise)
Baking Time: 40 minutes
Serves 8 to 10
2 cups (500 mL) shredded Ontario Aged Cheddar Cheese
1 cup (250 mL) finely diced peeled Ontario Apple
2 tbsp (25 mL) finely chopped fresh sage leaves
1 lb (500 g) prepared white or whole wheat pizza dough
Spray 9- x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan with cooking spray; lightly coat with flour. In medium bowl, combine cheese, apple and sage. Remove 1 cup (250 mL) of the mixture to small bowl; cover and refrigerate.
On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 9- x 5-inch (23 x 12 cm) rectangle, about 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick. Sprinkle remaining apple mixture evenly over dough. Roll dough to enclose apple mixture along its longest side. Using large sharp knife, loosely chop dough into 1/2-inch (1 cm) strips, then cut crosswise again, making coarse dice. Repeat cutting again as necessary, until cheese and apple are distributed evenly.
Form dough into loaf shape and place in prepared pan; cover with parchment paper and clean tea towel. Let rise at room temperature until the dough doubles in size and springs back when touched lightly, about 1 hour.
Sprinkle top of loaf with reserved apple mixture. Bake in 450°F (230°C) oven for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350°F (180°C) and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.
1 Serving (When recipe serves 10):
PROTEIN: 9 grams
FAT: 9 grams
CARBOHYDRATE: 21 grams
FIBRE: 1 gram
SODIUM: 290 mg
– Printed with permission from Foodland Ontario