Cheese-Herb Bread

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
  • 4 Tbsp cold butter, in pieces
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup grated sharp or extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey or molasses
  • 3/4 cup milk

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  In large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir to mix well.  Using pastry blender or table knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in herbs and cheese until distributed evenly.  In medium sized bowl, using whisk or fork, beat eggs and honey.  Pour liquid ingredients over dry ingredients.  Using wooden spoon, stir just enough to moisten dry ingredients.  Spoon into greased, waxed-paper, line 8″ round pan.  Place pan on center oven rack.  Bake 45 to 50 minutes.  Cool in pan on rack 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool on rack.  To serve, cut into wedges or slice crosswise (pie).  Makes 1 round loaf; 12 servings.

This bread is EXCELLENT with chili’s and soups.  It’s a great hearty winter bread and tastes even better.  This is one of those recipes that really is better with fresh herbs when you can get them.  I found this recipe in a magazine years ago sitting in a doctors office, just not sure which one – ??? – It’s YUMMY!!!

Per serving: 188 calorie, 6 grams protein, 9 grams fat, 22 grams carbohydrates, 222 milligrams sodium, 58 milligrams cholesterol.

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