Favorite Cheese Bread
This is my sister-in-law’s Favorite Cheese Bread recipe and we just love it.  This time we tried them in the Dutch Oven.  They couldn’t have turned out better.  If you want to try them in the dutch oven, I have a couple of tips.  For one, you will want to preheat the oven, which can be complicated when you’re trying to proof the dough.  You can do this one of two ways.  I covered a large plate with parchment paper (or wax paper in a pinch), and arranged the rolls on top.  Be careful that you don’t space the rolls too far apart or they won’t fit in the oven.  About 15 min. before I was ready to bake them, I set the oven on the coals & coals on the lid.  When I was ready to bake them, I removed the lid and carefully lifted the paper and placed the rolls into the oven.  I replaced the lid and let them bake.  The other option is to proof the rolls in the oven, and preheat the lid.  This method isn’t as good, but has the benefit of not having to move the rolls and risk deflating them.  I really didn’t think it was very hard to transfer them on the paper.  I really recommend the preheating because  it makes the rolls lighter and fluffier.

Favorite Cheese Bread

Prep Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Yield: about 6 rolls

Favorite Cheese Bread

Cheesy and delicious this bread is quick and easy to prepare with great rewards!


  • 1 Cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 3 Cup white bread flour (don't skimp, the bread flour is better)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon powdered buttermilk
  • 1/4 Cup sour cream (we like fat free)
  • 1/2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 1 tablespoon dry ranch salad dressing mix


  1. Activate yeast in water, set aside.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients.
  3. Combine the water/yeast mixture with the dry ingredients. Stir until it sticks to your fork, then use your hands. Knead until smooth and elastic.
  4. Cover and let rise until doubled.
  5. Punch down and form into rolls (or loaf). Let rise as described above.
  6. Bake at 400 for 20-30 min. for rolls or 1 hour for loaf.
  7. *For Dutch Oven, use a #10 oven with 8 coals underneath and about 14 on top for the same time as mentioned above.