After all of the sweet treats I've been baking lately, I was in the mood for something savory and found this recipe in one of my mini cookbooks. After googling it, I found that someone posted on recipezaar, it really is an easy (one bowl!) and delicious savory quick bread.
Zesty Cheddar Bread
a Betty Crocker/Gold Medal Flour recipe
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons finely chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used extra sharp)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. (I baked this at 350!) Spray the bottom of a 9" loaf pan with cooking spray (I used Bakers Joy and sprayed the whole pan).
Combine the buttermilk, butter, sugar, chilies and eggs in a large bowl. Mix well. Add in remaining ingredients. Stir just until moistened. Spread in the loaf pan.
Bake 40-50 minutes (mine was perfectly done at 40 minutes at 350) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool 15 minutes on a wire rack before removing from the pan.
This bread was so delicious! I loved it warm with a little butter, and bet it would be great with a creamy potato soup or corn chowder. It had a nice crunchy crust and was still soft and tender inside. It had a little heat from the peppers, but wasn't overwhelmingly spicy. You could always leave out the chilies or only add 1 tbsp to lessen the heat if you have some sensitive palates you are cooking for.
This one is going into the make again file for sure. Recently I decided that I wanted to go through some cookbooks that I never use, and this recipe just caught my eye after randomly picking this book, Betty Crocker -- Gold Medal Flour, Soups & Breads off the shelf. Can't wait to see what other little recipe treasures I find in this one :)