|Lovely cheesy bread!|
We arrived home yesterday, after being away for over a month. I am trying to get things back to normal and reacquaint myself with my kitchen! Since I have not done a full grocery shopping yet, making Dorie's bread was a great choice. I had most of the ingredients in the house. I made some substitutions for the chives, by using basil and sun dried tomatoes. I used half gruyere and half provolone for the cheese. I threw this bread together in about 5 minutes and had it baked in less than an hour! Quick Breads are easy to prepare. Put all your dry ingredients together, than all your wet ingredients together in a separate bowl and incorporate them quickly. Never over mix or you will not get a tender crumb, and your bread will be heavy. I then added the cheese, nuts, sun dried tomatoes and basil. I did not butter my pan. I used Pam instead. I did not have butter in the house…it's on my grocery list. I used an 8 1/4 by 4 1/4 size pan and the bread rose nicely. I make a lot of quick breads, always sweet and fruity! I have always stayed away from savory breads, as I have never been very fond of them. However, this bread was very good. I really enjoyed the taste of the cheese and nuts. The sun dried tomatoes were a nice touch, adding a nice flavor to the bread. I think this bread would be lovely served with dinner. My husband was a little more critical. He expected sweet!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans book "Around My French Table". Which you can buy at Amazon.
You can also find it here at the Washington Post.
|Dry and wet ingredients, sun dried tomatoes, basil. Mix together.|
|Adding cheese and walnuts|
|Put into greased pan|
|The finished loaf!|