Friday, December 21, 2012

Fast and Easy Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

 Got chili?  Here is a perfect companion bread.  A southwest style jalapeño and cheddar bread that works every time. 

Jalapeño Cheddar Bread
Makes 1 loaf

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup milk
1/3 cup canola oil
1 large egg
3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Grease or spray an 8x3-inch loaf pan.

Sift together the flour, salt, pepper, sugar and baking powder in a medium bowl.  Add the cheese and gently toss and stir until it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

In a separate bowl, combine milk, oil and egg and whisk together.  Pour mixture into well in center of flour and stir mix together lightly with a wooden spoon.  Add peppers and stir just until dry ingredients are all combined.  The batter should be lumpy.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and place in the oven.  Bake until top is golden brown, and springs back when touched in the center, about 45-50 minutes.  Cool on a rack for 10 minutes, then remove the bread from the pan and eat warm!



Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Yum, I would love this with its cheesy, spicy goodness. And you are right. It would be fantastic with chili.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas Velva and a lovely weekend.

Rita said...

What a perfect loaf to have ready when my son and his family come to visit; thanks.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Never added bel peppers in my loaf. this would be so fantastic

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

mmm.byebye corn bread. This is a must make next time I cook chili. Thanks for the recipe Velva.

tasteofbeirut said...

I miss these types of flavors! Love this bread and will be making it soon with canned jalapeños!

Michelle B said...

I'm the kind of person who would make chili just as an excuse to have this delicious bread!

Hungry Dog said...

Perfect with hearty chili and cold weather. Sounds perfect right about now (lunchtime!)

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

This bread looks so good and absolutely perfect with a bowl of chili on a cold day!

That Girl said...

Add some corn and it's even more perfect for with chili!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Oh, this does sound like it would be wonderful with chili! I could use a little heat right now ;)

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Hi Velva - I'm wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Big Dude said...

Looks delicious Velva. Have a Merry Christmas

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Very pretty with red and green an a little kick! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

A&K said...

Merry X-mas! Yummy bread.

Claudia said...

This is pure winter, comfort food (from Florida!). What cheesey goodness with a little spice. Saving this. Many winter nights ahead where I need melty goodness and some heat!

Claudia said...

Happy Holidays, Velva! May your week be merry and bright!

Angie's Recipes said...

This will go nicely with some potato soup for a warming and delicious supper.
Happy Holidays!

Beth said...

What a beautiful festive loaf!

Martha said...

Putting this one on the New Year's Day menu - yum! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season :)

Chris said...

That would go great with so many things. I could see it being a side with bbq or a base to a skewer of grilled shrimp in a very extreme adaptation of "shrimp and grits" (corn/grits).

Happy holidays to you guys!

The JR said...

I've been on a jalapeno kick. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Unknown said...

ahh I've just stumbled across all of your banana bread, pumpkin bread, almond bread recipes and they all look and sound delicious but this one is my all time favourite!

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