Bread Machine Jalapeno Cheese Bread

I’ve been inspired lately by my bread making expertise. Ok, not really. But I have been really happy with how great my last few loaves have turned out, like this bread machine jalapeno cheese bread. I make the dough in my bread machine, then roll it out, shape it, and let it rise again. Finally, into the oven and done! I’ve proven to myself too many times before that I should not make dough by hand. I let the bread machine do it. Like this jalapeno cheese bread. Not too spicy, and not too cheesy, but just right and the perfect texture for sandwiches.
Bread Machine Jalapeno Cheese Bread
I think you could substitute just about anything for the jalapenos and the cheese in your bread machine jalapeno cheddar bread. Chopped roasted poblanos and pepper jack cheese would make for a great combination. As would diced green chiles (drained very well first) and Monterey jack cheese. The options are pretty much endless. Just don’t use any ingredients that are extremely moist.

Also try my bread machine garlic herb pepperoni bread and my Italian herb bread.

Bread Machine Jalapeno Cheese Bread

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese diced (I used shredded)
  • 3 medium jalapenos seeded, diced
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon active dry yeast

Instructions

  • Place ingredients into your bread machine in the order listed.
  • Select the dough cycle and let the machine do its job.
  • Lightly flour a work surface and add the dough. Punch down to flatten.
  • Use a rolling pin to shape the dough into a rectangle the width of your bread pan. Lightly oil the bread pan.
  • Roll the dough up into a tight log. Seal the seam and ends tightly and transfer to your bread pan.
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap and place in a warm place to rise, doubling in size, about one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Bake bread for 30 minutes or until the bread has a nice crust on it.
  • Remove to a wire rack to cook slightly before slicing and serving.

Po Boy Bread from the Bread Machine

This is my go-to po boy bread dough recipe from the bread machine. No way am I enough of a baker to make a dough from scratch without a bread machine. I could never make something as good as this dough. It makes for the perfect po boy. The bread gets a nice crunchy, but thin, exterior. The insides are light, soft and airy.
Po Boy Bread from the Bread MachineI’ve made this po boy bread from a bread machine at least 30 times and every time it has come out great. Well, or it did after I got the hang of rolling it into a nice loaf shape. I also learned that cutting the slits isn’t just for making it pretty, the bread seems to keep a better shape.

To get the slits just right you need to use a very, very sharp knife. You don’t want to manhandle the dough cutting it. You want the knife to go through it effortlessly.

Check out The Southern Po’ Boy Cookbook for ideas on how to use your po boy bread. I love making the ham and Swiss po boy from the cookbook, among others!

Po Boy Bread from the Bread Machine

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups plus a little more, if needed bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast

For the glaze

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon water

Instructions

  • Place ingredients into your bread machine in the order listed.
  • Process on the dough settings. After 5-10 minutes check the consistency of the dough. It should be sticky but not stick to the sides. If it is too dry add water, but in 1/2 teaspoon increments. If it is too wet add more flour 1 teaspoon at at time.
  • When the dough cycle is completed remove the dough to a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll the dough out into a rectangle that is approximately 16" wide and 12" deep.
  • Roll up the dough along the long edge.
  • Pinch the seam and ends closed and place onto a lightly greased baking sheet, seam-side down.
  • Cover with a cheesecloth and place into a warm place to rise until doubled, about an hour.
  • After about 30 minutes of rising preheat your oven to 425 F.
  • Uncover the bread and, using a very sharp knife, make a few 1/2" deep slits along the top of the dough, about 2" apart.
  • Whisk together the glaze ingredients and brush over the top of the dough.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Reduce the temperature to 350 F and bake another 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool slightly before slicing.

Bread Machine Garlic Herb Pepperoni Bread

Bread, glorious bread! You may not be excited but any time I get homemade bread to turn out as great as this I am one happy guy! It helped a lot that the dough for this bread machine garlic herb pepperoni bread was about as foolproof as you can get. I need foolproof when it comes to bread.

The house filled with a wonderful aroma as the bread baked. I love the smell of fresh-baked bread.
Bread Machine Garlic Herb Pepperoni BreadThe right combination of Italian flavors, bread machine garlic herb pepperoni bread also has the perfect texture, color, crust, flavor… you name it. I thought about adding more chopped pepperoni, but I think I was right in not doing that. You want every bite to be filled with all of the flavors and not over-powered by just one.

I’d make this again in a heartbeat! Also try my bread machine jalapeno cheese bread and my Italian herb bread.

Bread Machine Garlic Herb Pepperoni Bread

You'll need a bread pan for baking the bread. You can use the bread machine to bake the bread if you like but you'll get a better crust and loaf if you transfer the dough to a pan and bake it instead.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Bread
Servings: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil plus more for oiling your bread pan
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced dried onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pepperoni slices chopped
  • 2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • All-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Place ingredients into your bread machine in the order listed.
  • Select the dough cycle and let the machine do its job.
  • Lightly flour a work surface and add the dough. Punch down to flatten.
  • Use a rolling pin to shape the dough into a rectangle the width of your bread pan. Lightly oil the bread pan.
  • Roll the dough up into a tight log. Seal the seam and ends tightly and transfer to your bread pan.
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap and place in a warm place to rise, doubling in size, about one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Bake bread for 30 minutes or until the bread has a nice crust on it.
  • Remove to a wire rack to cook slightly before slicing and serving.