Savory Mozzarella and Cucumber Bread

Savory Mozzarella and Cucumber Bread
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Mozzarella egg yeast milk cucumber

This unique and savory bread combines the creamy texture of mozzarella with the refreshing crunch of cucumber. Perfect as a side dish or a light snack, this recipe is designed to serve 4 people.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet (7g) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 medium cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the sugar in the warm milk.
  2. Sprinkle the yeast over the milk mixture and let it sit for about 5 minutes, or until it becomes frothy.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  4. Make a well in the center and pour in the yeast mixture, the beaten egg, and olive oil.
  5. Mix the ingredients until a dough forms.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 8-10 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  7. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.
  8. Punch down the risen dough and turn it out onto a floured surface.
  9. Gently knead in the shredded mozzarella and chopped cucumber until evenly distributed.
  10. Shape the dough into a loaf or desired form and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  11. Cover the shaped dough with a damp cloth and let it rise for another 30 minutes.
  12. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  13. Bake the bread for about 25-30 minutes, or until it is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  14. Allow the bread to cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.

Enjoy this savory mozzarella and cucumber bread warm or at room temperature. It's a delightful addition to any meal and showcases a fun and delicious way to use these ingredients. Happy baking!

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