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Friday, March 22, 2013

No-Yeast Cheesy Herb Bread

Wow, this whole week has flown by all right! I wish I could say that we've got plans to do something Spring-y this weekend, but...the fresh 12 inches of powder we got on Tuesday has kind of thwarted that. Oh well. Soon! (I hope!)

Since it's still cold and winter-like, I thought I'd finally share this recipe. This easy, hearty herb bread is really more like a giant cheesy biscuit, and since there's no yeast involved, you can prepare it in a cinch. My guys love it with homemade chili or slow-cooker ribs!

The original recipe didn't call for Pepper Jack cheese, but it gives the bread some kick! You can certainly omit it, and the bread will still be delicious.

Here's What You Need
1 1/2 Cups unbleached flour
1/4 Cup (or to taste) grated Pepper Jack cheese
1/4 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. yellow cornmeal
2 tsp. baking powder
pinch salt
1/4 Cup butter, room temp or softened
2 eggs
1/2 C 2% milk (or Half and Half for a slightly creamier texture)
3/4 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
dash garlic powder

Here's What You Do
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F; lightly grease or spray large cookie sheet/ baking pan

2. Combine flour, cheeses, cornmeal, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly.

3. In a different bowl, beat eggs. Add milk (or Half and Half) and spices; whisk until blended. Add liquid mixture to flour mixture and stir gently to form a ball. Turn out onto well-floured surface and lightly knead dough a dozen or so times. If it's too sticky, simply add more flour, knead a few more times.

4. Place dough onto prepared pan and pat to form another circle, about an inch thick. Score top (don't cut too deeply) into 8 even wedges with a sharp knife; sprinkle with additional Parmesan if desired.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean from center. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes; serve warm. Enjoy!

The pic below is a little wonky- sorry! It had already gotten dark out by the time we ate it!  =)

Happy Friday! We're {semi} gutting a fun!

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