When it comes to bread making, I prefer that of the quick variety. I know, I’m so lazy and I realize that making homemade bread is really not that difficult and there is nothing better than homemade yeast bread, I just don’t make it very often. Quick breads are totally my jam though and I make them a lot. This cheddar jalapeno version though is my first savory quick bread and it’s a definite keeper!
At first, I wasn’t sure what to really eat this with. With sweet quick breads, they are great for breakfast or a treat, but savory? Then I had a total DUH moment. This savory bread is the perfect accompaniment with soups and chili recipes. I like it served warm with a little smear of butter.
One quick note – when I made this, I only used one jalapeno. After tasting the bread though, I really wanted more jalapeno flavor. And for the record, while I’m okay with spicy foods, I’m not big on a TON of spiciness. So, as someone more in the middle of the road on spiciness, if you don’t like a lot of heat, you can just use one jalapeno, but if you don’t mind the spice and flavor, I’d use two jalapeno peppers.
Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes