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Apple Cheddar Beer Bread

Posted by cuppiecakes on July 15, 2009

A while back I really wanted to make bread, but didn’t want the kind that my bread machine produced and I didn’t feel like waiting for anything to rise etc.. 

So one I adapted this recipe from one on the blog http://blog.kitchenkapers.biz/  (it’s the blog for the store where I work!)  Thanks Jackie!  I used a different beer than she did and I added some sharp cheddar cheese.  It turned out great!

Apple Cheddar Beer Bread

Apple Cheddar Beer Bread

 

Beer  Bread
3 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
12 ounces beer (I used Lindeman’s Apple Lambic, but feel free to experiment!)
1/4 to 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

4 tbsps butter, melted and cooled (optional)

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter an 8-inch loaf pan and set it aside. In a mixing bowl, combine your flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cheese and give it a little bit of a mix to incorporate all your dry ingredients together. Add the beer and mix slowly until just combined. (Try not to overmix it, as this will make the bread tough.)

Transfer the mix to an 8 inch loaf pan.

Drizzle the top with the melted butter and transfer to the oven. (You might want to put a baking sheet under your loaf pan, just to make sure the butter doesn’t bubble over and make a mess while baking.)

Bake for 45 minutes, or until the loaf is golden brown and a toothpick insterted in the center comes out clean. Remove the pan from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.

Remove the bread from the pan and cool an additional 10 minutes.

This bread can be served warm or at room temperature. Makes 1 loaf.

I was really pleased with the results. The bread turned out beautifully, with a crunchy, chewy crust, and a distinctive flavor.  Try your favorite specailty beer and various mix-ins (nuts, dried fruit etc…)

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Fast, easy and delicious Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

Posted by cuppiecakes on March 17, 2009

Here’s a really simple and delicious breakfast (or brunch, lunch or dinner!)  I used sharp cheddar cheese because it’s what I had in my fridge.  This is very tasty and you can play around with the veggies that you put in it (it would be very good if you added thinly shredded carrots).

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

 

1 1/2 cups half and half

1/2 cup cooked & drained broccoli

1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated

1/8 tsp pepper

3 eggs, beaten until lemon yellow

1 9-inch pie shell

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Prick the bottom of the pie shell and blind bake for approximately 10 minutes.  Remove from oven.

In the pie shell, layer cheddar cheese and broccoil, ending with cheese.  Sprinkle with pepper.  Combine eggs and half & half and pour over cheese and broccoli.  Bake until golden brown, set and until a knife,  inserted 1 inch from the edge of the crust, comes out clean.

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Cheddar Biscuits

Posted by cuppiecakes on January 30, 2009

One of my favorite parts (and I know I’m not the only one) of going to Red Lobster is that nice basket of warm yummy “Cheddar Bay” biscuits!  I am also a fan of the websites that  are full of recipes that are copycats of restaurant recipes.  The few recipes that I have tried have turned our pretty much like they are in the restaurants!  So I figured that these would be ridiculously easy and HAD to taste like the ones they serve at Red Lobster.  Well, they were super easy and INSANELY good!  My friend Kat and I made the biscuits and then with some of the remaining batter, we made two GIANT biscuits, then cut them in half and made cheese sandwiches out of them!!  I cannot even begin to explain how fantastically delicious that sandwich was!  (The only thing that could have made that sandwich better was if I had tomatoes on hand to slap a slice on top of the cheese…oh well, next time!)

I have seen some other recipes for these that call for milk instead of the wine.  I recommend using the wine (we used Columbia Crest’s Two Vines Chardonnay on recommendation from the man at the liquor store) it gives it a little different taste than you’d have if you used milk.

SO DELICIOUS!

Ingredients

Biscuits

Garlic Butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine garlic butter ingredients, mixing well.
  3. Combine biscuit ingredients in a medium bowl.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Drop approximately 1-2 Tablespoon portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Brush garlic butter on top before baking.
  7. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown.
  8. Brush garlic butter on top before serving.
  9. Serve warm.

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