I call this, "Embrace the Redneck". What's worse, this was my idea. A.J. could run the lawnmower and keep the homegirlz occupied. Meanwhile I am the redneck...snap!
On this particular day I made bread, a coconut pie and lobster pot pie and this delicious bread. I only have pictures of the bread. On a cold day like this you have to be mighty fast with the camera and I wasn't fast...I was eating lobster pot pie. My bad.
But I do have bread to offer and this is so mighty good bread with a nice chewy crust. Get out the butter and let's bake some bread!
3 cups All-purpose Flour - You can do 1-1/2 cups of Wheat Flour and 1-1/2 cups AP Flour, if you like1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1-1/2 teaspoons Dry Mustard
12 ounces Beer (you choice)
2 cups Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
2 - 4.5 ounce cans Green Chiles, chopped, including the juice
1 teaspoon Sesame Seeds
1 teaspoon Poppy Seeds
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a loaf pan with shortening.
In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients together. Add the green chiles, cheddar, and beer. Stir until combined (a fork will work well). The batter will be very thick. Use a spatula and scrape batter into the loaf and spread out evenly. Sprinkle the seeds and salt over the top. Gently press them into the batter using your fingers or the back of the spatula.
Lower the oven temperature to 400 degrees. Bake for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from center.
Cool on a wire rack for about 15 minutes and then remove or turn out from pan and allow to further cool. Just between you and me this is the perfect time to sample...send the kids and your spouse outside with the riding lawnmower and a sled, arm yourself with a plate, and a butter knife...use your imagination!
Have a great weekend!