I have mentioned, I am sure a million times, how much I love homemade bread. It is really one of those things that can intimidate a beginner (even not so beginner) cook. I want to share some easy bread recipes on this blog to help take the fear out of making homemade bread! Seriously, everyone should enjoy some homemade bread. The aroma while baking and the warm bread right out of the oven is like nothing else.
This recipe I found on Pinterest, changed it up a little bit to fit my kids’ tastes and was incredibly happy with the results. It is a really easy bread since it isn’t a yeast bread and doesn’t require any kneading or rising. This bread is filled with flavor and is the perfect thing to accompany your fall and winter soups and stews.
Cheesy Buttermilk Herb Bread
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 tblsp green onion, sliced
3 tblsp Italian parsley, minced
1 tbslp fresh thyme leaves or 1 tsp dried thyme
2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
4 tbslp butter, melted
Extra thyme springs and sea salt, for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter a loaf pan and set aside.
Sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk with a whisk to incorporate the dry ingredients. Add both cheeses, green onion, parsley and thyme and stir them thoroughly together.
In another bowl, whisk the eggs, then whisk in the oil and buttermilk until they are well combined.
Pour the wet ingredients into the flour and cheese mixture. Stir together to form a thick, sticky batter. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread it out evenly.
Pour the melted butter evenly over the batter in the loaf pan and sprinkle some thyme leaves and sea salt onto the loaf.
Bake for 40 – 45 minutes until a toothpick can be inserted in the middle of the bread and comes out clean. Leave in the loaf pan for 5 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack.