Pimiento Cheese Bread

Pimiento Cheese Bread

1 pinch saffron thread

1 tablespoon water, boiling

2 eggs, beaten

3 tablespoons honey

2/3 cup hot water ( 100F-105F)

5 tablespoons butter, melted

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1/4 cup diced Fire Roasted Sweet Red Bell Peppers (I used Melissa's)

4 oz. (1 cup) grated sharp cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon salt

3 1/2 cups white bread flour

1/4 cup chopped scallions

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

Pinch of dry mustard

Dash Tabasco

1 1/2 teaspoons yeast


1 egg, beaten for brushing over

1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

Heat 1 tablespoon of water in the microwave for 30 seconds. Drop the saffron threads into the water and soak for ten minutes.

Meanwhile, place the beaten eggs, honey, hot water, and melted butter in a bowl. Mix well. Add the saffron threads with the soaking water, stir and pour the mixture into the baking pan of your bread machine. Add mayonnaise, peppers, and cheese.

Mix the salt into the flour and add to the baking pan. Top with scallions, cayenne, mustard, Tabasco, and then sprinkle the yeast on top.