Recipe for Cream Cheese And Salsa Bread


    Cream Cheese and Salsa Bread

    Source: Bryan Woolley, teacher at Sur La Table

    2 cups water
    1 tablespoon yeast
    2 teaspoons salt
    16 ounces cream cheese
    2 cups salsa
    3 tablespoons butter
    1/2 cup cornmeal
    6-8 cups unbleached bread flour

    In a large mixing bowl combine water, yeast, cream cheese, salsa, butter, cornmeal and 3 cups of flour. Mix for 5 minutes. Add salt to the mixture and continue adding flour until mixture pulls together into a soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes. Once the dough has been kneaded for 5 minutes, oil the top of the dough and allow to rise until doubled.

    Shape dough into desired shapes and allow to double in size once again. Bake dough in a 400 degree F oven for approximately 25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches at least 190 degrees F.