Sunday, March 13, 2011

{FFwD} Savory Cheese and Chive Bread

Dorie is at it again with this incredible savory cheese and chive bread, which was the first French Friday's with Dorie recipe is month. This quick bread is delicious as is and yet so versatile! Be warned, it uses a significant amount of cheese. I used gruyere and cheddar. I loved Dorie's suggestion of making this bread with all of the leftover chucks of cheese in the fridge. 

How can the french eat so much cheese and stay so healthy? Oh, perhaps they're not eating the entire loaf in a night. Gotta work on that. The whole family loved it. Even the 16 month old who discovered it on the edge of the counter and started pulling chunks out of it before I caught her.
One of my favorite parts of baking this bread was reading the story about "complaining, the french way" on the page opposite the recipe. The story explains how Dorie asked a cheese steward at a local store for cheese advice one day. The next day she was treated as a "regular" and because she politely complained about some cheese, from there forth had her very own cheese steward who saw to all of her cheese needs. "... in America, if you complain, you're a crank; in France you're a connoisseur." Loved it!

5 comments:

  1. This looks delicious. I've made a similar recipe from the New York Times:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/dining/14cake.html

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  2. Your bread looks great! I'm glad your little one enjoyed it so much!

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  3. Looks wonderful, we loved it here as well. I had to laugh at P's enthusiasm for helping herself to the bread...so cute and thanks for the photo of it as it just made me smile...I remember those days when the boys were little and trying to help themselves to things. They are better at slicing these days but not by much!

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  4. Glad you enjoyed it. Cheese does make everything better, no?

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  5. Love the picture (mental and actual) of baby girl helping herself to the bread! =)

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