Easy Tutmanik- breakfast bread with white cheese, butter and eggs. Delicious morning or afternoon breakfast. Find the recipe at daniscookings.com
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Easy Cheese Bread (Tutmanik)

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time50 mins


  • 100 ml milk, warm
  • 7 g 1 pack active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 g plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt, + 1/2 if the cheese is not salty
  • 3 tbs vegetable oil
  • 500 g all purpose flour
  • 250 g feta cheese, or cottage, ricotta and similar
  • 70 g butter, melted


  • In a cup combine warm milk, sugar and yeast. Stir and cover with tea towel or kitchen paper. Let stay for for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
  • In a large bowl beat 2 eggs shortly. Add the yeast mixture, yogurt, 1 teaspoon salt and oil and whisk until combined. Gradually add the flour, mixing gently with a wooden spoon or with the dough attachment of the mixer at a low speed, until the whole quantity is absorbed.
  • When a soft dough forms, cover the bowl with tea towels and leave it in a warm place for 1 h or until it doubles its size.
  • Line the bottom of a rectangular baking pan (approximately 19x29 cm) with a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Break the cheese into crumbs (if needed). If it is not salty, add 1/2 teaspoon salt and stir.
  • Grease your hands with the melted butter and start taking small pieces out of the dough. Extend one piece in your hands and put some cheese on top. Cover the cheese by folding the dough and then knead the dough in your hands to distribute the cheese around it. Extend the dough again and place some more cheese on it. Distribute again the cheese into the dough. Shape the piece as a ball, grease it well and place it on the prepared pan.
  • Repeat the process until using all the dough and until the pan is filled with tightly arranged dough balls. Set aside any leftover cheese and butter.
  • Cover the pan with baking paper and then with tea towels. Leave the pan in a warm place for 30-60 minutes until the bread increases its size.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees F). Bake the bread about 30 minutes covered with parchment paper. Remove the paper and bake uncovered for another 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool for 10-15 minutes covered with tea towel before serving.
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