I made a wonderful bread this week...it does look delicious, doesn't it? It was a savory bread that I served with soup. The edges were crusty and the inside was soft and flavorful. We loved it.
The recipe for Savory Cheese and Chive Bread is from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook, Around My French Table. I am so glad that the group was making this bread....it motivated me! I am having so much fun participating in French Friday's with Dorie. I have tried a number of dishes that I probably would not have tried on my own. After trying them I have decided that I really should become more adventurous!
The recipe is pretty flexible as you can select the cheeses that you prefer or, as suggested in the recipe, you could use up all of those little random pieces of cheese that end up in the fridge. You may even choose to use another herb, if you like. I choose gruyere and emmantal cheeses. Why? Well, I love Swiss cheese and I love fondue and those are the two that come together in cheese fondue, so...how's that for a reason? When I make the bread again I will use cheddar and something...not certain what the second cheese will be as yet. It was too good not to make a second time!
Dorie suggests that the bread could be an appetizer, cut into "sticks" and served with wine. We tried that in the evening. It was a perfect pairing with wine! It was a perfect pairing with my soup!
If you are interested in seeing the recipe and you haven't added the cookbook to your library, the recipe is here....the Washington Post has it on their site.
I am also participating in Foodie Friday hosted by Michael at Designs by Gollum.
You must try the bread...we loved it!