Category: Bread Machine Recipes

Cresca Bread

Makes: 1 x 900 g bread
200 ml Lukewarm water (½ cup + ⅓ cup)
60 g Margarine
2 large Eggs, beaten
5 ml Salt (1 tsp)
5 ml Sugar (1 tsp)
2 ml Cayenne pepper (¼ tsp)
420 g Cake flour (3½ cups)
7 g Anchor Instant Yeast (1 stick pack)
125 ml Parmesan cheese (½ cup), finely grated
60 g Mozzarella cheese, grated
    Beaten egg, to brush
    Grated mozarella cheese, to sprinkle
  1. Remove the pan from the bread machine.
  2. Make sure the paddle is in position and secure.
  3. Place the lukewarm water, margarine, eggs, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper into the pan.
  4. Add the flour and insert the pan into the bread machine.
  5. Make a shallow well in the flour and add the Anchor Instant Yeast.
  6. Switch the machine on and press menu 1 – Basic setting.
  7. Select 900g/1 lb/1.5lb size loaf and light colour settings.
  8. Check selections and press start.
  9. When the cycle reaches the knocking down period the machine will indicate with a beep sound that extra ingredients can be added. Open the lid and add the Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese. Close lid and allow the machine to ontinue with cycle.
  10. Optional: When the time indicates 1h15, open the lid and carefully brush the top with beaten egg and sprinkle with grated Mozzarella cheese. Close lid gently.
  11. When the cycle is complete, remove pan and cool for 10 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack and allow to cool.