This is a spicy cheese bread that goes great with grilled meats or a simple salad. It's great sliced thin and lightly toasted too!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 - 9x5 inch loaf
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and set aside.

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  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and Cheddar cheese together in a large bowl. Whisk in half-and-half cream, milk, and vegetable just until blended. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; protein 8.3g; carbohydrates 18.8g; fat 16g; cholesterol 27.2mg; sodium 435.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
I used 1 cup whole wheat flour in place of the all purpose flour, and changed the half and half to yogurt. This was very good bread! I baked it in a 9" pie pan for about 30 minutes, so we could have wedges of bread for supper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/06/2009
My family did not like. The flavor was off. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
I used 1 cup whole wheat flour in place of the all purpose flour, and changed the half and half to yogurt. This was very good bread! I baked it in a 9" pie pan for about 30 minutes, so we could have wedges of bread for supper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2009
This is the most delicious bread! And I've made many types of bread over the years. No more running over to Panera when I want a special cheese bread! Thanks a million for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2009
Wonderful, fast and easy bread!! Spices can be added or changed according to your meal. I love spicy food, but adding extra Cayenne just doesn't work well with the recipe. I cook it in a pie pan so I can cut it in wedges for dinner - cook time is about 20-25 minutes for this type of pan. I also add about 1/8-1/4 cup more milk, or it seems too dry and dense. It's been a hit every time! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2009
I liked this bread quite a bit. I did alter things a bit. I used half whole wheat and half white flour, decreased the cheese, added some sun dried tomatoes and dropped the oil. It was a dense bread, but I liked it. Its nice to be able to make a fast tasty bread to have with dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2011
This is a good basic recipe but of course I couldn't leave it alone. I didn't have any onion powder or Italian seasoning or enough cheddar cheese. So..I did have basil and oregano and I threw in mozzarella parmesan and the end of a carton of cottage cheese. The results were very good and I will make this again. Might try rosemary and gouda instead of the spices and cheeses listed. It's a good last minute bread for soup or salad using ingredients that you would have on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2011
This is the first bread I have ever made, and it turned out very well! I liked the texture-- not too dry, and perfectly moist! The cheese gave it a lovely taste (and pretty orange tinge). The only thing I would leave out is the cayenne pepper, it sorta overpowered the other flavors and left my mouth hot for quite some time. BUT, I am not a spice fan, so I'm sure you spicy-food-lovers will love the recipe with the pepper in it. Thanks a lot! ~Bae Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2010
I didn't want the spicy factor so I just left out the cayenne and everyone gobbled it up! It was very easy and had the consistency of drop biscuits with a nice crunchy crust all around. The heal was to die for! yummy! Next time we may try some green chile inside. Also I didn't have half-and-half so I just used all milk and it came out fine:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2012
Absolutely amazing!! My 5 year old loved it. This recipe is so versatile. I did cut back on the cayenne just a smidge (little over a 1/4tsp) because of my 5 year 5 and 2 year old. I made 8 mini loves (18 mins) and 1 semi mini loaf (22mins) and they came out great. I'm always in search of quick and easy morsels to take to staff meetings. I know this will be a hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2009
I am on a gluten free diet. I made this using a gluten free flour mix. What a treat. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/06/2009
My family did not like. The flavor was off. Read More
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