1 cake yeast
3/4 cup warm water
4 cups flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. or more freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup grated Parmesan, Romano, or Asiago cheese
3 large eggs, beaten
2 T. olive oil
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix the flour, salt, and pepper into a bowl and stir in the cheese. Pour in the yeast solution, the eggs, and the olive oil and blend well. Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead thoroughly. Place in a buttered bowl and let rise until doubled. Punch the dough down and let rise again until doubled. Turn the dough out onto a board and knead & shape into a round loaf. Fit the loaf into a 10″ cake pan, cover, and let rise until doubled. Brush the top with olive oil and bake in a 350 degree oven for one hour.
Serve with cheese and garlic butter.