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Friday, July 13, 2012

Cheese , Bacon & Cilantro Quick Bread


If you're a regular lurker in this blog , you'll probably know by now that I really love cilantro ....

From soups - no blog post  about soup yet - pasta , biscuits , fritters , meatballs , to some Chinese dish ....

Recipe that calls for basil , thyme , sage , rosemary , chives all substituted by cilantro ! lol

And dish that don't even need some herbs , I added cilantro ....

Good thing , all dishes tastes great and it looks good as well !

Okay , don't take my word for it !

Try it yourself , well , if you like cilantro , that is !


This bread is a spin from Dorie Greenspan cheese bread and of the 3 of her recipe that I've tried , this is so far I'm most happy with !

I couldn't believed it when I check each and every slice that it has several cubed cheese in it ! lol

I'm always complaining that when I bought some cheese bread at the bakery , there were not enough cubed cheese to go around and some slice didn't even merit a speck of it ! -___-''

Maybe when I baked this , the bread gods were having a good day ! lol

Recipe from Dorie Greenspan's Around my French table book

Savory cheese and chive bread

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2-1 tsp salt , depending on what cheese and add-ins you're using  ( omitted this )
1/4 tsp freshly ground white pepper or more to taste or add a pinch of cayenne
3 large eggs , at room temp
1/3 cup whole milk at room temp
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil ( scant 1/3 )
1 generous cup, about 4 oz , coarsely grated Gruyère , Comté, Emmenthal or cheddar ( 4 oz grated cheddar ) 
2 oz , 1/2 cup - 2/3 cup , as above cheeses , cut into very small cubes ( 3 oz cubed cheddar ) 
3/4 cup bacon , chopped
1/2 cups fresh chives or other herbs or thinly sliced scallions ( about 2/3 cup loosely packed cilantro )
1/3 cup toasted walnuts , chopped ( optional ) ( omitted this ) 

* Preheat oven to 350°C/180°F . Generously butter an 8-x41/2-x- 2 /34-inch loaf pan .
* Whisk flour , baking powder , salt , and white pepper together on a large bowl ; put eggs in a medium bowl and whisk for about 1 minute ,until they're foamy and blended ; whisk milk and olive oil .
* Pour wet ingredients over dry and using a sturdy spatula or wooden spoon , gently mix until dough comes together , don't over-mix , stir in cheese , grated and cubed , herbs , walnuts and whatever add-ins you're using ; you'll have a thick dough - turn dough into the prepared pan .
* Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until bread is golden and a skewer or a knife inserted in the center comes out clean .

15 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous loaf of quick bread! Great clicks!

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  2. i'd like to try this next time tita lis! Daw ka nami for breakfast and I like it na di kinanglan ang yeast. yum yum!

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  3. I'm a cilantro freak too! Hehe! I always double or triple the amount in recipes that calls for it! This loaf looks wonderful and sounds so delicious with all the cheeses and of course, cilantro! I have bookmarked this to try for ages, thanks for the reminder! Have a nice day!

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  4. YUM! This bread look so good! Would love to have slice now , well make it two if you don't mind! LOL I'm sure the bread god is having a festive day too! heheheheh Have a wonderful weekend, Anne! :)

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  5. This savory bread sound so good with cilantro , now I know your favourite , hehehe

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  6. Usually I don't go on computer on Fridays but I know I did not write any comment yesterday and I asked my family to give me an hour.

    Anne, the bread look so soft and fluffy and nicely sliced.Why don't you tey a gluten free one?

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  7. WOW, it looks really nice, I would love to have a bite of it :D lol

    xx
    http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh, I remember baking this for French Fridays with Dorie. It was my first ever savory quick bread...so yummy! Yours is perfect~

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  9. In case my first message didn't go through, your bread looks perfect!!! YUM.

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  10. ooh, i can see the cubed cheese in the bread and i can now imagining how tasty it is biting into that in the bread and yes, cilantro is great! gorgeous loaf, anne!

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  11. Hi, this looks absolutely divine. I could have this with a hearty bowl of soup and I can imagine how delicious this would be, Anne! Mich@www.pieceofcake.sg

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  12. Hi Anne, your bread look delicious, love the soft texture. I want 2 slices with a cup of coffee. :)

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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  13. I LOVE quick breads. This looks SO good, I love the addition of cilantro!

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  14. It's a while i am looking for a recipe like this. actually, since last year a french colleague made something similar. Now i can finally make it. thanks for stopping by my blog.

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