Cream Cheese and Salsa Bread

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  • 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


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine water, yeast, cream cheese, salsa, butter, cornmeal and 3 cups of flour. Mix for 5 minutes.
  2. Add salt to the mixture and continue adding flour until mixture pulls together into a soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes.
  3. Once the dough has been kneaded for 5 minutes, oil the top of the dough and allow to rise until doubled.
  4. Shape dough into desired shapes and allow to double in size once again.
  5. Bake dough in a 400 degree F oven for approximately 25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches at least 190 degrees F.

Source: Bryan Woolley, teacher at Sur La Table