Quick Cheese Bread

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2004, America's Test Kitchen TV

Run-of-the-mill cheese bread is at once dry and greasy, with fleeting cheese flavor. We were after something different: a rich, moist loaf topped with a bold, cheesy crust.

SERVESMakes one 9 by 5-inch loaf

TIME1¼ hours, plus 45 minutes cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

In developing a subtly balanced cheese bread recipe, we used whole milk and sour cream for creamy flavor and moisture and just 3 tablespoons of butter for richness without greasiness. A single egg gave structure to the bread without adding ...

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