Dark's Kitchen
Serves 12

3 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 C sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 jalapeño, chopped
1 1/2 C lukewarm water
1/4 C sharp cheddar cheese, grated
6 jalapeño slices


Mix flour, salt, and yeast in a large mixing bowl.

Fold in jalapeño and 1 1/2 C cheddar cheese. Gradually mix in water until a rough dough forms.

Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Set aside for 8-10 hours, or overnight.

Preheat oven to 450 F degrees. Place Dutch oven pot and lid in oven to warm for 30 minutes.

Place dough on a floured surface and shape into a round loaf.

Remove Dutch oven and from oven. Place dough inside.

Cover and bake for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, remove lid and sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese over the top.

Place jalapeño slices on top, recover, and bake an additional 10-15 minutes.
Jalapeno Cheddar Loaf
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