Saturday, January 5, 2008

Quick Cheddar Bread

I've always been yeast challenged when baking bread. I even took a bread baking class once but it wasn't 'hands-on' enough for me to really learn. I am going to challenge myself this year to try some yeast breads, but in the mean time here is a recipe that I've had in my files to try that doesn't require yeast. It calls for baking in a 9 inch loaf pan, but I think it might be better to try a smaller one so it's not so 'short'. In either case, it has a nice consistency.


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 finely diced green onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1-1/4 cups milk
1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a 9" loaf pan. In a large bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder and salt. Using two knives or a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Stir in the cheese, onion, garlic, and parsley; mix well. Combine the milk and egg; pour into the flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Turn into the prepared pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the loaf shrinks slightly away from the sides of the pan. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from the pan.


Emiline said...

Your bread looks delicious.
Ahh, sharp cheddar cheese. Nice. My mom has bought mild for years, but I finally convinced her to buy the sharp.

I'm not great with yeast breads, but it's fun to try. I can't wait to see what you make!

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Megan said...

This looks like a great loaf. I cant wait to try it! It's bookmarked. :)