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Fondue Bread Recipe

Fondue Bread

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"You'll be glad you put the effort into this recipe when you get a ring-shaped bread loaf filled with Muenster cheese."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch ring Change Servings


  1. Heat milk and butter or margarine over low heat until very warm.
  2. Combine sugar, salt, yeast, and 1 cup of flour in a large bowl. Stir in hot milk mixture, and beat with mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Beat in 1 more cup of flour, and continue beating for 2 more minutes. With a wooden spoon, stir in enough flour (about 2 cups) to make a soft dough.
  3. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 10 minutes, adding more flour as necessary. Cover dough with bowl, and let rest for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, shred muenster cheese. Combine with 1 egg and 1 egg yolk.
  5. On a lightly floured surface and with a floured rolling pin, roll dough into a 24 x 6 inch rectangle. Spoon the cheese mixture into a log shape lengthwise along the dough. Fold the dough over the cheese making a 1 inch overlap, and pinch seam to seal. In a greased 9 inch round cake pan, place roll, seam side down, to make a ring. Overlap the ends, and pinch to seal. Cover with a towel. Let rest 10 minutes.
  6. Brush loaf with egg white, and garnish with blanched almonds, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Remove bread from pan immediately. Cool for 15 minutes before slicing into wedges.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 24, 2007

Absolutely wonderful! It was a huge hit at the holiday party I brought it to. However, I think 2 lbs. of cheese is WAY too much. I used one pound this time making it, but I think I could even go with 1/2-3/4 lb. next time. It was not too hard to make!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 11, 2005

We did not care for this recipe. My kids love "stuffed crust" pizza and I was hoping for something similar but did not achieve it. It was very "doughy" tasting and I had a hard time getting the cheese to stay on the dough while rolling (I only used 1lb. cheese/which may be why it was more dough than cheese, but I cannot imagine having to fit 2lbs. of shredded cheese inside the dough).

Dec 29, 2004

Wonderful flavor, but slightly bland. Next time, I will place slices of ham on top of the cheese before rolling. Also, be sure you place a cookie sheet under the cake pan, as the cheese oozed out of mine.

May 08, 2008

This bread is delicious. I used 1 lb of muenster and that was plenty for my cheese-loving family. Leftover slices were heat in the microwave for 30s to make yummy and melty.

Feb 12, 2003

This was absolutely fantastic! Perfect for those holiday buffets! I've taken it to two christmas parties now and it's been a hit both times!

Sep 27, 2004

What an incredible tasting dish. We absolutely loved it! This recipe was very east to make and makes a huge loaf and will feed plenty of people. We served it with marinara sauce as a dip. What a great idea serving this for holiday parties. We will definetly make this recipe again!

Dec 19, 2011

I have been making this bread for years, and I love it. It is a hit at pot lucks, too. 1) I think it should be credited, it is from the Good Housekeeping Cookbook, mine was published in 1980. 2) I use butter rather than margarine 3) Heat the milk and butter to 120-130 degrees. "Very warm" is not descriptive enough. An electronic temperature probe is excellent, it alarms when the temperature is reached so I don't have to stand there and watch it. 4) I too have tried 2 pounds of cheese and found it too much. I use 1 pound. 5) My recipe gives the oven temp as 375 degrees for one hour.

Aug 05, 2008

The BEST! Rarely any left over, but if there is it reheats so easily. Wonderful with tossed or fruit salad or served as appetizer. I like to use 2 different cheeses or use up different pieces of whatever cheese is in the refrigerator. Always great.


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  • Calories
  • 321 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 19.6 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 14.7 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 583 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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