29 December 2008

because you haven't had enough food in the past week

starting with the bread and then the rest of the recipes from our baskets will be trickling in over the next day or two. (oh and feel free to email me if you would like a copy of the recipe card)

ingredients :

1 packet of yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
1/4 c of warm water
4 tbsp melted butter
1 egg
2 1/2 c of bread flour (+ a bit more if needed)
1 c semolina flour
5 jalapenos, stemmed, seeded and diced (about a cup)
2-3 c of sharp cheddar grated
1 c buttermilk
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt

directions :

1. mix together the yeast and warm water
2. mix melted butter, egg and buttermilk. add to yeast + water
3. add salt, sugar and bread flour - mix well. add semolina
flour - mix well. if dough is wet add 1/4 c bread flour.
4. place dough on floured surface and knead for 5-10 min
(until smooth)
5. form dough into a ball and place into a greased bowl,
cover and let rise until 2x in size (about 1 hr)

6. turn out dough on a floured surface and slowly knead in
the jalapenos and 2 - 2 1/2 c of cheese.
7. grease a bread pan, place 1/4 c at the bottom, place dough
in the pan, cover and let rise until 2x the size (abt 1 hr)
8. preheat the over to 350
9. remove cover from bread, take 1/4 c of cheese and sprinkle
on the top of the bread.
10. bake bread for 40-45 minutes on a center rack

and there you have it. some of the most wonderfully cheesy and most spectacular bread i have ever had. it makes a killer grilled cheese and then late night, or early morning i can be found toasting it and lathering on some boysenberry jelly. (oh an a side note you guys all know about poladroid right?!?! if not check it out ... like now .. like right now)


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