Apple Cheddar Chop Bread

3 c. bread flour

1 pkg. platinum yeast

1 1/4 t. salt

1 egg

1/2 c. milk

1/4 c. water

3 T. olive oil

1 crisp apple, peeled, cored and diced

4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


Place the flour, yeast and salt in the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Combine the water and milk in a small saucepan and heat to 120-130*.  Turn the mixer onto low speed and gradually add the warmed milk to the flour mixture.  Add the egg and mix to incorporate. Switch to the dough hook and knead the dough at medium speed for 5 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic.


Transfer to a bowl that has been treated with cooking spray, cover with a warm, damp towel and let rise for an hour.


Gently deflate the dough and pat it into a large oval on a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat or parchment paper.  Sprinkle half of the long side of the oval with the apples and cheese.  Fold the other side over the filling and seal the edges. Using a sharp knife, pizza cutter or pastry blade cut the bread dough into 1"-2" squares, leaving them in place on the baking sheet.  Cover with a warm, damp towel for about 45 minutes.


Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 30-35 minutes, until lightly golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.  Transfer to a platter and allow to cool slightly but pulling apart and eating while still warm.