Posts Tagged ‘bread’

I’ve written about this bread before (please see here).  This time I managed to photograph the end result before consuming all the crumbs.

I’ve been asked for his recipe.  He says that he simply plays with the basic Cheese Bread recipe found on page 749 of The Joy of Cooking (1997 ed.).  He never uses the same selection of cheese or herbs twice.  Mostly it all depends on what’s in the refrigerator or around the kitchen on a given day.  This particular holiday loaf had a lot of Parmesan, black pepper and rosemary.  Maybe some Cheddar and Gruyere?   Well, at least, he keeps track of his culinary revisions on an increasingly smudgy index card.

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Joy is also found in Steve’s cheese bread that he likes to make on a whim and never the same way twice!  I should have photographed the finished product, all golden brown out of the oven, but somehow eating seemed more important.  I’ll try harder next time. 😉

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What can you do with one can of tuna, leftover bread, a few veggies and basic condiments?  This is what Steve creates.

Open 1 can of tuna.  Drain, rinse, then place in bowl.  Add 1/2 cup of finely chopped carrots.  Toss in 2 tablespoons of capers, 1 tablespoon of spicy brown or Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 cup of olive oil and two cloves of garlic that have been coarsely chopped with sea salt.  Mix all of these ingredients together.  Meanwhile, thinly slice bread then sautee in olive oil until crusty.  Rub with fresh garlic.  Provide the following sides on the table as people prepare their own mini-sandwiches:   finely chopped red onion, fresh basil and thinly sliced tomatoes.  Chilled white wine makes a great accompaniment.

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