Thursday, March 3, 2011

Savory Cheese and Chive Bread


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!

16 comments:

  1. This certainly looks tasty! I could almost smell the aroma. Yum...

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  2. This looks really good! Another winning recipe from Dorie. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. That bread looks heavenly. You are making me hungry!

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  4. Look at all of those bits of hidden flavour throughout. This is just my kind of accompaniment!

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  5. Yum, how delicious does that look!! Soup and a good bread are one of my favorite meals. I especially like combining several cheeses and adding a few nuts for texture.

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  6. I think you mastered Dorie's bread! Looks wonderful. I like the idea of serving it as an appetizer with wine:) I love Dorie's cookbook and will have to try this recipe soon:)

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  7. You must be a very good cook! Yum Yum.

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  8. Yum, that looks great. It reminds me of a recipe in Joy of Cooking that uses chives and cottage cheese (to keep it moist on the inside). I always loved it with soup.

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  9. Lovely looking loaf! I added garlic to mine and it was out of this world! :)

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  10. Very lovely. This was definitely one I would not have tried on my own, but I am so glad we did it!

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  11. Your photos are REALLY lovely. Nana and I have been participating in FFWD for several months now and agree that one of the best parts if trying the recipes that we never would have otherwise. Although we would have picked this one easily ourselves :)

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  12. Your photos are wonderful! And this bread was a very photogenic one:)
    I appreciated the ease and versatility of the recipe. The girls ate it for snack, lunch, and breakfast, and I cannot complain:)

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  13. Okay if mine would have turned out like yours, I may not be able to stop eating it:) Wow, it looks sooooo cheesy and delicious. Maybe I needed to add more cheese....not to self:)
    Take care,
    Terra

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  14. I'm trying this next week! Loving the book:) Thanks for linking up to What's On the Menu Wednesday. I hope you will join me again soon and often.

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