Sunday, October 7, 2012

Cheese, Olive and Buttermilk Herb Bread

Cheese, Olive and Buttermilk Herb Bread
Picture from sugareverythingnice

Cheese, Olive and Buttermilk Herb Bread


2 ¼ cups plain flour

2 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon dry mustard powder

6 ounces freshly grated parmesan

6 ounces grated cheddar cheese

½ cup green olives, sliced

8 pieces sundried tomatoes, sliced thinly

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

¼ cup mixture of spring onion and Italian parsley

2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme

2 eggs

2½ tablespoon olive oil

1¼ cup buttermilk

Egg wash, made from 1 egg yolk beaten with 2 tsp water

Extra thyme springs and sea salt, for topping

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Generously butter a large loaf tin (23 x 13 x 6cm) and either line it with butter parchment paper 
or dust with flour.

Set the tin aside.

Sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt, black ground pepper and mustard powder into a large 

Whisk with a whisk to incorporate the dry ingredients.

Add cheeses, olives, sundried tomatoes, spring onion, parsley and thyme and stir them 
thoroughly together.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, then whisk in the oil and buttermilk until they are well 

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the wet ingredients.

Stir to form a thick and sticky batter.

Scrape the batter into the prepared tin and spread it out evenly.

Brush the top of the batter with the egg wash and then sprinkle some thyme leaves and sea salt 
onto the loaf.

Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until a fine skewer inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out 

If the top starts to burn, place a piece of foil to cover the top of the loaf and continue baking.

Leave in tin for 5 minutes before turning of onto a wire rack.

This loaf is best served on the same day.

Wrap left over’s tightly and store in fridge. Gently reheat in oven if serving left over’s.

Yield 1 loaf.

Enjoy this recipe and many more when visiting sugareverythingnice

1 comment:

  1. Maria, I would have appreciated if you had asked permission to use my photos first before putting it up on your blog. It is common courtesy for bloggers to do so especially where photos are concerned. It is acceptable to link a recipe back to the original post you had gotten it from but photos are another matter altogether.


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