Cheddar Garlic Bread
from Stephanie Cooks
3 cups all-purpose flour
4.5 tsp baking powder
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp Italian seasonings, divided
1.5 cups milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1. Preheat oven to 350º.
2. Combine the flour, baking powder, cheese, sugar, garlic powder, and 1/4 tsp of the Italian seasonings in a medium bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, oil, and egg. Stir into the dry ingredients until moistened.
4. Pour into a greased 9×5 loaf pan. Scatter the remaining 1/4 tsp Italian seasonings across the top.
5. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing and slicing.
This was the recipe that Michael and I made first on Christmas Eve. Not that Cheddar Garlic Bread really goes with Penne and Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese…But honestly the bread was more of a pre-dinner snack than part of Christmas Eve Dinner.
This recipe was super easy to follow and even easier to make. It took all of about 5 minutes to prepare. In fact, after it was in the over baking Michael and I ran to the store to get the needed ingredients for the dinner.
It was super easy to mix all the ingredients together into a dough. It wasn’t nearly as difficult to mix by hand like the cookie dough was last weekend–or the sourdough bread a friend and I made months ago.
I added some butter to the bread and it was a great snack before dinner. The cheese wasn’t overpowering–again I’d use more cheese or a stronger cheese next time. And maybe a little bit more garlic powder. It was still really good.
QUESTION: What is your favorite NON-YEAST bread recipe?