FFwD: Savory Cheese and Chive Bread {w/two additional bread recipes}

What is the saying, “Time flies, when your having fun!” Boy does it EVER, whew the last two months have been crazy.

Last week I decided to pull out my bread machine, and enjoy some homemade bread.  I ended making two different breads, and then read this weekend what we were to make for French Friday’s with Dorie.  Yes, Yes, I know…today is now Monday….but I made it right? Bonus!  I am really excited I did, it was a totally different recipe then I expected (in a positive way of course.)

Now of course you remember, I can not share the actual recipe with you.  However, I highly recommend this gorgeous book, “Around my French table” by Dorie Greenspan.  The French Friday’s with Dorie community is making their way through the book, one delicious recipe each week.

The Savory Cheese and Chive bread is normally made in a loaf pan. In France, anything in a loaf pan is called Cake.  What we made this week would be called Cake Sale’ (which is a salty or savory cake.)  I decided to cook the bread in a mini muffin pan, just for fun.  Dorie does share that the recipe is similar to a muffin recipe, and prepared the same way.

The bread is not meant to be moist, so you have to be prepared for the difference in texture.  The taste is not overpowering, so you could always add a few ingredients to kick it up some.  The bread would be perfect with soup, or marinara sauce.  It is good alone, too, or with some butter, but is generally served with something like an aperitifs.

Now because the theme was apparently bread week last week, here are the two other recipes I made.

The first recipe is a sweet bread I actually created, and hoped would actually turn out.  Score, hubby really, really enjoyed it!  I also have #20 in my 52 ways to enjoy Greek yogurt.

Do you remember Chobani sent me samples of all their new lovely flavors?  Well I really wanted to make banana bread with the Honey Nana Champion’s flavor.  Sooooo…I made Banana Cardamon Bread, YUM!

Banana Cardamon Bread Recipe:

3/4 cup mashed banana

1/2 cup milk

3 Tbsp salted butter

4 oz Greek yogurt

1 tsp salt

4 cups bread flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/4 tsp cardamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 pkg of dry active yeast

1/2 cup pecan meal, or chopped pecans

With bread machine recipes, you put all the wet ingredients in, then add dry ingredients.  Once dry ingredients are added, then make a well in dry ingredients, and add yeast.  Then you set the timer for sweet bread time.  I will probably set it for basic setting next time, there was a small area in the bread that did not completely cook through.

I bet you could use this recipe, and still make the bread the old fashioned way, by kneading it.  Just follow what the directions are for a bread recipe that calls for the bread to be kneaded.

You could also add more cardamon if you like, I love the taste of the cardamon.

The second bread I made was Rose’s Hearth Bread.  I found the recipe on the back of the Gold Medal bread flour package.  Bread made in a bread machine always makes me giggle, it looks so misshapen.

Rose’s Hearth Bread Recipe:

3 1/3 cups bread flour

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 pkg of dry active yeast

1 1/3 cups water

1 tsp honey

Same as above, add wet ingredients to bread machine, then dry ingredients, then make a well in dry ingredients, add yeast.  You should be able to also make this bread the old-fashioned way I am sure, have fun exploring if you don’t have a bread machine!

What is your favorite type of bread to bake?  What is your favorite bread to enjoy?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

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  • Great job on the cheese and chive bread - it translates really well to muffins! Thanks for sharing the other bread recipes, too. I'll have to try a gluten-free version of the banana-cardamom loaf, it looks delicious.
    • Thank you so much!!!! You definitely should be able to make the Banana Cardamon bread Gluten-Free. Let me know if you are able to do it, I would love to share that with my readers:-) Take care, Terra
  • All three of your loaves look amazing! And, I like how you made the first into muffins. I was wondering if that would work when I made the recipe!
    • The Savory Cheese and Chive bread definitely works wonderfully in a muffin pan. I did not butter the pan, I used a olive oil spray. So next time I would butter the pan definitely:-) Thank you so much!!! Take care, Terra
  • Amy
    Beautiful! I am a carb girl from way back - those FFwD muffins look amazing! And you're right - bread machine bread has a distinct shape for sure!
    • I love carbs, could never do a low carb diet, LOL!!! Thank you for the kind words about my bread:-) Take care, Terra
  • :) love reading you! My favorite bread to bake is...Ciabatta when it's hand mixed. Gooey joy! To eat it would be anything enriched of course: brioche, cinnamon rolls...anything moist and fattening actually. I love bread. Oh! Croissants! Love a great flaky croissant...
    • I want to learn how to make some different types of bread...like Croissants,and oh Brioche...YUM!!! All the more reason for you to come visit North Caroline:-) Hugs, Terra
  • This looks like heaven on earth and absolutely delicious.
    • Thank you so much for the kind words!!! All three breads were so fun to make, and so delicious:-) Thank you for stopping by! Take care, Terra
  • The banana cardamom bread looks fantastic! That must make the best French toast ever... and better late than never when it comes to FFwD!
    • The Banana Cardamon bread was way too good! I have only enjoyed it as a grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich, but next time will be making French toast, great idea!!! Thank you so much for the kind words:-) Take care, Terra
  • Everything looks sooo good. I LOVE bread. I love that you made the cheese and chive bread into muffins! :) And the banana cardamon bread sounds amazing. What a great idea to use Chobani yogurt in the bread.
    • Lindsey, Chobani is wonderful in ANYTHING silly:-) Thank you for the kind words! The Banana Cardamon bread is a new favorite in the house, really fun, and makes great grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches! Take care, Terra
  • I love the sounds of your banana cardamom bread, I'm always looking for new banana recipes to use up all my brown bananas!
    • Thank you so much:-) The Banana Cardamon Bread was so good, and really easy to make! Enjoy, Terra
  • Ooooh that banana bread recipe sounds so yummy good!
    • The Banana Cardamon Bread was awesome!!! I made a grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich with it, OH MY YUM!!! Enjoy, Terra
  • Lola
    You've been busy and it all looks great!
    • Thank you so much!!! Take care, Terra
  • I love that you made the bread into muffins. I will do that next time, along with adding more salt. Muffins are so much easier to store and transport. I could not leave my link on FFwD so here it is. Better late than never http://naturally-delicious.blogspot.com/2011/03/savory-cheese-and-chive-bread.html
    • It was fun to make the Savory Cheese and Chive bread into muffins. I travel for work, so it is a nice way to make sure to have fun food, that travels well! Take care, Terra
  • The banana cardamom bread looks wonderful! (so do the muffins and the other bread). I love putting cardamom in my baking - between the scent and the taste of it, I think it makes everything taste wonderful!
    • Thank you so much for the kind words! I agree, cardamon is way too good!! And the crazy thing is, I just learned about it recently. I can not believe I never really knew about cardamon, and never enjoyed it in my cooking. I was sooooo missing out:) Take care, Terra
  • Annemariefield
    Oh I think that hearth bread looks killer! I love how all animals are welcome at your cafe. Nice blog! Thanks for having me over!
    • Thank you so much for stopping by, and sharing such words about my blog:) The Savory Cheese and Chive bread was really quite delicious:) Take care, Terra
  • Your cheese and chive muffins look wonderful! I will be trying that some day, so I can enjoy even more of the lovely crust on this bread.
    • Thank you!!!! I really enjoyed the Savory Cheese and Chive bread, but wish it was not so dry. I may add more butter, and less olive oil next time:) Take care, Terra
  • That banana cardamon bread looks amazing! How did it taste? Love your little FFWD muffins!
    • The Banana Cardamon bread was really good. It was milder in flavor then a normal sweet banana bread recipe, but still had a wonderful banana flavor. The cardamon gives it a fun cinnamon, lemon taste. I will add more cardamon next time, I love it that much:) Thank you for the kid words! Take care, Terra
  • Banana cardamom sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing :)