Daring Bakers - Cheese and Ham 7 Cereal Quick Bread | Pão de 7 cerais com queijo da ilha e presunto

The Daring Bakers’ February 2012 host was – Lis! Lisa stepped in last minute and challenged us to create a quick bread we could call our own. She supplied us with a base recipe and shared some recipes she loves from various websites and encouraged us to build upon them and create new flavor profiles.

My option was to create a new recipe based on the ones provided. I decided to use a flour mix with several cereals, grated cheese from Azores (similar to cheddar) and ham. This challenge was wonderful because it pushed me to create a recipe of my own and also it took an hour or so to complete it. Thanks!

My recipe follows

Cheese and Ham 7 Cereal Quick Bread

450 g cereal flour mix
200 g grated cheese (cheddar)
100 g ham in pieces
1 cup of cold water (might be more if the dough is too stiff)
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder


1.Preheat oven to moderately hot 375°F/190°C/gas mark 5. Grease a 9”×5″ (23 x 13 cm) loaf pan with olive oil and dust with flour.

2.Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl; make a well in the center of the mixture. Add the cheese, ham, olive oil and finally the water bit by bit. The batter should not be very hard but not runny as well.

4.Spoon batter into prepared pan. Drizzle evenly with a bit of olive oil. Bake for 35 minutes; brush again with olive oil. Bake an additional 23 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

1 comentários:

shelley c. disse...

That looks and sounds delicious - what a great combination of flavors you chose! Great job on the challenge.