Every day when I come back from work I make dinner for my family. During a working week this is the only time when we sit together for a meal. This was a busy week with a lot of after work/school commitments, some take outs and dinners out of the home. Today I didn’t have enough time to cook something big, so I decided to make this delicious cheesy pepper bread paired up with some fresh mozzarella cheese, Bosnian smoked sausage (sudžuk) and campari tomatoes. The recipe for the Cheese Pepper Bread comes from an old country cookbook I bought a few years ago at a yard sale. It was well worth the 50 cents I spent for it. This bread is simple to make, it is done in less than an hour and tastes wonderfully cheesy and piquant.
Cheese Pepper Bread Printable recipe
- 1 stick (113 g) butter (melted)
- 2 ½ cups (312 g) flour
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 – 1 ½ teaspoons black pepper (freshly ground)
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 oz (226 g) shredded cheddar cheese (or any you like)
- 2 eggs
- 8 oz (236 ml) plain yogurt
- Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C). Line your 9x5x3 inches (23x13x7 cm) loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Melt butter over low heat and set aside to cool.
- Combine flour, baking powder, black pepper, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir in cheddar cheese. (I’ve used 4 oz cheddar and 4 oz mozzarella)
- In a medium bowl lightly beat eggs, add yogurt and melted butter. Pour this mixture into flour just until moistened. Spoon into prepared loaf pan..
- Bake about 35 minutes until golden brown or until tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool in pan about 10 minutes, remove from pan and serve.
26 thoughts on “Piquant Cheese Pepper Bread”
I love cooking breads. This one looks very good!!!
Thank you Donna! 🙂 I love ’em too and this one is on the top of my list – so yummy!
I must try this immediately! Looks scrumptious 🙂
Munira, please do! It is so delicious, you won’t regret it! 🙂
Sibella, I like the surprise elements–lots of freshly ground pepper and plain yogurt.
Kathleen, that’s what I like about it too! Yogurt for the moisture and pepper for the spice! 🙂
I love home made bread and what a gorgeous shot with the bread, cheese, and tomatoes! Bravo!
Thank you April! 🙂 Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
I see the pepper here is black pepper (which I love), not bell pepper (which I hate!) Phew. Looks delicious!
Thanks Sara! Yes – black pepper! Even though I like bell pepper, I don’t think I would put it in bread. 😉 This bread would also go well with some pate or creme fraiche (which I am getting on my way home from work)!
Wow, does that look good. We have a similar bread in the US Southwest which uses Hatch (New Mexico) green chile made as spicy as you like. Definitely will try your recipe.
Thank you Darryl! Oh, it was sooo delicious. It is just enough moist because of yogurt and black pepper gives it that nice spicy flavor. 🙂
Sibella, this sounds like the perfect bread to make over a weekend when you want a light dinner of snack. A slice of bread, some cheese and pate sounds nice.
Karen, that is exactly right. I had two slices left few days ago and had one with chicken pate and the other with some creme fraiche. It was so yummy! 🙂
That sounds delicious!
This bread looks fantastic! 🙂
Thanks Deb! 🙂 Have a wonderful week!
Looks wonderful. The open-face sandwich of tomatoes and mozzrella is making my mouth water 🙂
Great recipe, I can’t wait to try it 🙂
Thanks Leslie! This one is really simple and super delicious! Thanks for visiting! 🙂
It looks lovely… the recipe looks like an English scone dough, is it similar?
I would say that it is similar. I got the recipe from an old recipe book called Country Baking that I bought at a second hand shop for 2 dollars… 🙂
Those sort of books are best, aren’t they?
I agree! 🙂
Oops, haha turns out it was the yard sale where I bought it and it was 50 cents… I can’t remember anymore I have so many and they are all cheap! (and excellent) 😀