Friday, March 11, 2011

Savory Cheese & Chive Bread


Last week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe was one of the things I made in my flurry of baking two weekends ago. I was celebrating my return to baking (wrist is 98% pain free-yay!) and with the restraint typical of addicts, I was impossible to separate from my kitchen. This bread, with its flavors of chives, Ementhaller cheese and spices was actually my lunch that day. I changed up the recipe quite a bit, using spicy olive oil, substituting pine nuts for walnuts and adding sun-dried tomatoes. It was delicious, though M. and I agreed a little roasted garlic would have made it even better.

The recipe for this loaf came from Dorie Greenspan's book Around My French Table. Every recipe I've tried from this book has been successful and a surprise, either for the flavors or the ease of preparation (or both). Amazon has it for $25. Sweet! But if you're not up for buying the book, you can find the recipe here.

6 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely combination in this delicious

Kayte said...

Oh my that looks delicious and the sounds of your changes has my mouth watering with anticipation. I loved how easy this was and how many different ways we can change it up! Isn't it pretty? Yours certainly is!

Di said...

Ooh, I like your version! I have some sundried tomatoes in my pantry that I've been wanting to use, and I still haven't made this recipe.

Mary said...

I am glad you are 98% pain free....good news.

Jessica said...

Welcome back to baking (and all the other wonderful things one can do with a 98% pain-free wrist). The bread looks scrumptious.

dandelionscottage said...

This looks delicious!