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mozzarella and basil bread

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

I just love these quick breads, i.e. breads made without any yeast. They are just that: quick. And oh, so delicious! And the cheese is always a big plus! Recipe & photo:

★★★★★ 2
serves Makes 1 loaf
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mozzarella and basil bread

  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 c
    diced fresh mozzarella

How To Make mozzarella and basil bread

  • 1
    In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add in buttermilk and stir with a spoon or spatula until the dough starts to come together. Add in basil and mozzarella and continue to mix the dough until the dough is well combined.
  • 2
    Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 1 minute, to smooth the dough and shape into a ball.
  • 3
    Place dough ball onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with 1 Tbsp. buttermilk. Using a sharp knife, cut a large X in the top of the dough.
  • 4
    Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for about 26-30 minutes, until bread is golden.
  • 5
    Transfer bread to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before slicing.