January 8, 2007

Pepper-Parmesan Bread

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I was home all weekend, recovering from my cold last week. I knitted, tried to get back into crochet again, and watched some movies on the telly. Amidst all the DVD- and movie-watching (I watched the entire BBC series of The Office on DVD, plus some movies on AMC, VH1 and Disney Channel), I decided to bake some bread and make the house smell delicious. I read an easy recipe in Los Angeles Times last week for a pepper-parmesan bread. I ♥ pepper (and cheese, for that matter), so I tried out this bread to see how it'd turn out.

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The obligatory in-the-oven photo

Look at the nice texture and golden color

I used a peppercorn medley (black, green, white and pink peppercorns) instead of just the plain black ones. Some people might find the pepper taste in this bread too strong, but I think it had a nice kick to it. If you want, you could probably lessen the amount of pepper if you want a more subtle taste.
Pepper-Parmesan Bread (from Los Angeles Times)
2 tbsp. melted butter
2 cups flour
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
2 large eggs
1 cup whole milk

Preheat oven to 350ºF degrees. Butter 9” x 5” loaf pan and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper, and mix with a whisk until thoroughly combined; make sure the pepper is well distributed. Stir in the cheese. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk and melted butter, and mix lightly. Pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients and cheese. Mix with a rubber spatula until all the ingredients are well moistened. Scrape the dough into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool slightly before turning out of the pan.

Slice it up and spread some butter on that baby!

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At 1/08/2007 11:29 PM, Blogger Chubbypanda said...

Looks delightful. I'll try it once I finish the whole wheat, honey, and oatmeal bred I baked this weekend.

- Chubbypanda

At 1/09/2007 5:52 PM, Blogger Yuzu said...

Mmm...sounds delicious, panda.

At 1/10/2007 9:39 PM, Blogger BuddingCook said...

nummy, this looks good! i haven't tried making bread yet.

At 1/11/2007 11:25 AM, Blogger Yuzu said...

Baking bread is so fun. I ♥ it. Mostly yeast breads. Because you get to punch and knead the dough, which is always a good workout for the arms! Haha.

At 1/11/2007 2:49 PM, Blogger tigerfish said...

I saw you at Buddingcook's site. And your page is so cute, so many cute cartoons and stuff toys. Even your bakes are cute with iconic designs. ;p

At 1/11/2007 11:44 PM, Blogger Yuzu said...

Hi tigerfish! Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoy the photos. I get a kick out of making cute food. ^__^

At 1/15/2007 7:45 PM, Anonymous tigerfish said...

Genius baker you are ! I must cultivate my interest in baking from you.
I dont' bake.

At 1/16/2007 11:55 AM, Blogger Yuzu said...

I'm not a genius. I just follow recipes the best I can! Baking might seem arduous, but it really is rewarding.


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