Cheese , Bacon & Cilantro Quick Bread
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
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 .