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Dutch Cheese Bread Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 package (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup milk, warmed
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 cups grated Gouda cheese

Special equipment needed:
- Stand mixer with dough hook attachment
- 9x5 inch loaf pan
- Pastry brush

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, yeast, salt, sugar, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, and rosemary.

2. Add the melted butter, warmed milk, and beaten egg to the bowl. Mix on low speed with the dough hook attachment until the ingredients are combined.

3. Increase the speed to medium and knead the dough for 5-7 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.

4. Add the grated Gouda cheese to the bowl and mix on low speed until the cheese is evenly distributed throughout the dough.

5. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray or butter. Transfer the dough to the pan and use your hands to shape it into a loaf.

6. Cover the pan with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free place for 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.

7. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

8. Use a pastry brush to brush the top of the loaf with a little bit of milk.

9. Bake the Dutch Cheese Bread for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

10. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Total time: 1 hour
350°F (180°C)
Serving size:
1 loaf (12 slices)

Nutritional information:
Calories: 290
Fat: 14g
Carbohydrates: 27g
Protein: 13g
Sodium: 410mg
Sugar: 1g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any type of grated cheese you like instead of Gouda.
- You can use fresh herbs instead of dried, but you'll need to use more of them.

- Add chopped sun-dried tomatoes or olives to the dough for a Mediterranean twist.
- Use smoked Gouda cheese for a smoky flavor.
- Add cooked and crumbled bacon to the dough for a savory breakfast bread.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure your milk is warmed to about 110°F (43°C) before adding it to the dough. If it's too hot, it can kill the yeast.
- If you don't have a stand mixer, you can knead the dough by hand on a floured surface for 10-12 minutes.
- Letting the bread rise in a warm, draft-free place is important for getting a good rise. You can place the covered pan in a turned-off oven with the light on, or in a warm spot in your kitchen.

Storage instructions:
- Store the Dutch Cheese Bread in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- You can also freeze the bread for up to 3 months. Let it thaw at room temperature before slicing and serving.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat the bread, wrap it in aluminum foil and bake in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 10-15 minutes, or until warmed through.

Presentation ideas:
- Slice the bread and serve it with butter or jam for breakfast or brunch.
- Cut the bread into cubes and use it for fondue or cheese dip.
- Toast the bread and use it as the base for a grilled cheese sandwich.

- Sprinkle chopped fresh herbs on top of the bread before baking.
- Serve the bread with a side of sliced apples or pears for a sweet and savory pairing.

- Pair the Dutch Cheese Bread with a glass of red wine or a cold beer.
- Serve it alongside a bowl of soup or a salad for a hearty meal.

Suggested side dishes:
- Roasted vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts or carrots
- Mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes
- Grilled or sautéed mushrooms

Troubleshooting advice:
- If your bread doesn't rise, it may be because your yeast is old or the milk was too hot and killed the yeast. Make sure your ingredients are fresh and at the right temperature.
- If the bread is too dense, it may be because you didn't knead it enough or let it rise for long enough. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully and give the dough enough time to rise.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure your hands and all equipment are clean before starting to make the bread.
- Store the bread in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out or getting moldy.

Food history:
- Dutch Cheese Bread is a traditional bread from the Netherlands, where cheese is a popular ingredient in many dishes.

Flavor profiles:
- The bread has a savory, cheesy flavor with hints of garlic, onion, and herbs.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the bread warm or at room temperature, sliced or toasted.

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Region: Dutch

Taste: Savory, Cheesy, Buttery, Nutty, Salty, Garlicky