Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sun-dried Tomato, Cheese and Basil Loaf



I love the recipe book Loaves, Cakes and Quiches with Friends by Ilona. Practically any savory ingredient you have in your kitchen can be mixed and matched and baked into delicious loaves for brunch or snacks. I tweaked the recipe a little bit, substituting cheese for capers. I added a sprinkling of bacon bits for a richer, rounder flavor.

Sun-dried Tomato, Cheese and Basil Loaf

Ingredients:
  • 200 grams all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 100 ml milk
  • 3 1/2 oz cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped bacon
  • large handful of resh basil, torn into small pieces or snipped with scissor
  • salt and black pepper

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a loaf tin and slightly dust with flour.

2. In a large bowl, mix the flour and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil and milk. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and fold mixture and fold in gently until there are no more lumps. Stir in the grated cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, bacon bits and basil. Mix well.

4. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for about 45 minutes, until the tip of the knife inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin before turning out.

12 comments:

  1. Oh, this looks like a book my shelf needs!
    Thanks for sharing Christy!
    Char

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  2. This looks good, I might give it a try.

    I love the new things in your shop, they are so pretty.

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  3. ayayayayay Christy, this looks so delish!!! Your blog is so pretty and the pincushion in your shop are very pretty.

    Cathy

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  4. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe Christy!

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  5. mmmmm...I hate your recipes post for some reasons..one of them is making my keyboard wet with my saliva..ewww..

    hehehehe I wish I were multitalented like you!

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  6. Soooo delicious! Thank you very much for sharing such a wonderful recipe, Christy :o)

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  7. Hello Christy~ I just strolled in for my first visit. I've enjoyed taking a peek around.
    We share similar creative passions.
    I'll enjoy trying this recipe, with several of my favorite ingredients it's sure to be a winner.

    You should consider participating in Foodie Friday's with Designs By Gollum (blog spot).

    Hope you can come by for a visit...your company would be nice.

    sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  8. Oh my gosh, this is right up my alley! it looks delicious. thank you for the recipe and sharing the book Christy:)

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  9. what does 200grams of flour and 100ml of olive oil/milk equal to in a different measure?

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  10. I'm just heading off to bed..but will have to detour the kitchen now...making me very hungry..thanks for sharing! :)

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