Saturday, March 5, 2011

FFwD - Savory Cheese and Chive Bread

According to Dorie, this week's FFwD is the French version of a "good old American quick bread".  It's easy to put together.....dry ingredients in one bowl, wet in another, then gently combine.  

That "gently" part may have been my downfall.  I'm more the linebacker type.  I've been told I don't do gentle all that well.  Which may be why my bread was a little tough.  It was great warm right out of the oven, but more like a hockey puck after that.

My version included gruyere and some scallions because that's what I had in the house, but this is really just a canvas for your imagination.  You could use about any kind of cheese you have in the fridge and then just raid your pantry for the add-ins....olives, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, etc., etc., etc.  Just remember to be gentle!

And, again, if you want the recipe, you'll have to buy Dorie's book.."around my french table".


  1. I had the same result. It seems to need (no pun intended) a light touch. Great flavor! I too added scallions but included sundried tomatoes. Good combination! Your photos are great!

  2. It looks very good! Im glad you enjoyed this recipe. It's nice that you can add whatever!

  3. Your photos look stunning ! I was laughing about your "linebacker" comments. Too funny. Nana and I were delighted the recipe was so easy- a nice break. And so many options that it is hard to not already be planning a reprisal...

  4. They look amazing, Jill! Can't wait for your TWD pick tomorrow! :)

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