Introduction: Jalapeno Cheese Bread
I have seen and tried many recipes for jalapeno cornbread - all very good. Not many recipes for a jalapeno quick bread. This recipe is largely taken from the dirtygourmet.com in their ideas for backpacking breakfasts. Never actually taken this on a backpacking trip, but the bread seems pretty durable. Taken it on plenty of campouts and I have never brought home any leftovers. I like it spicy, so I include the seeds in the bread - tends to give some spicy surprises, a milder version can easily be made by removing the seeds.
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Step 1: The Ingredients
Preheat oven to 350.
3 c flour
1 T baking power (yup - a tablespoon - recipe has some lift)
1/2 t cayenne pepper (yup - a teaspoon - recipe has some kick)
1 t salt
1 jalapeno pepper - diced (I include the seeds for some surprising heat)
The cheese team:
1 c parmesan cheese by volume (I grate my own so there is quite a bit of air, if you must use the green bottle I'd guess about 1/4 would do) 1 c sharp cheddar (I used the pre-shredded stuff from the store)
1 egg lightly beaten
1 1/4 c milk
3 T butter (melted)
3/4 c sour cream
Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
Mix the wet ingredients in a different bowl.
Add the wet to the dry, just like any other quick bread.
Bring the cheese team to the party.
Lube a 5x9 loaf pan - my lube sprays from a can, I suspect most oils would work.
Dump the ingredients in the loaf pan - garnish with a sliced jalapeno (I don't think this pepper adds much heat)
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes - a bamboo skewer should come out clean.
Let cool - enjoy - share if you must.
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