Cheddar and Chiles Bread

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After not doing a whole lot of bread baking over the summer I have come back in full force. I’ve been kneading up a storm, and this is one of my new favorite recipes. As you may have guessed from the Soft Cheese and Pepperoni Bread, I love cheese breads. Any kind of cheese, any shape – roll, loaf, bun – you name it and if it has cheese in it I will love it. I especially love sharp white cheddar, so it’s no surprise that this bread was calling my name. As soon as I saw the recipe it seemed like a perfect complement to a warm bowl of chili, and that’s exactly how I served it. Rich and tangy from the cheese with a subtle kick from the chiles, it’s a great bread to pair not only with chili, but any stews and hearty soups, as well as for sandwiches that you want to jazz up a bit.

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This recipe comes from a new cookbook, Kneadlessly Simple, that I was given the opportunity to review. Like quite a few of the recent bread books on the market, it focuses on making bread baking simpler and more accessible to a greater number of people. It offers different techniques for letting the bread rise, which provides quite a bit of flexibility when baking given any time constraints you may have. I feel strongly about making as many things from scratch as possible to eliminate the amount of processed ingredients that I consume, so I’m really happy to see these books coming out, as they provide a great segue into bread baking for beginners.

It’s important to note that if you want to bake the bread using “regular” methods for a same-day bake, just make these simple adjustments to any of the recipes in the book:

  • Use warm water instead of ice cold water.
  • After mixing together ingredients, knead the dough until it is soft and elastic.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise 1-3 hours, or until doubled in size.
  • Once doubled, shape the dough as directed or place in loaf pan and let rise again until dough has grown to more than one and a half times its size or dough is about ½-inch above rim of loaf pan.
  • Bake as directed.

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I’d love to encourage more homemade bread baking, so I’m giving away a copy of Kneadlessly Simple to one lucky reader, who will be selected at random. The guidelines:

Deadline: Monday, November 23, 2009 11:59pm EST

Required: Your email address. You must fill out the email address portion of the comment form (it will not be published) or I will not be able to contact you should you win.

How to Enter: It’s simple! Leave a comment on this post and answer the following question:

What is your favorite type of bread?

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The giveaway is now closed and a winner has been selected using Random.org! Congratulations to commenter #84, Kelly, who said that her favorite type of bread is sourdough:

“I absolutely love sourdough bread!! A really fresh sourdough is the best…it’s a little bit tangy, crusty on the outside, and deliciously soft inside!!! Mmmmm I am now craving it…”

Congratulations, Kelly, I hope you enjoy the book!!

If you did not win the giveaway but are interested in kneadless bread recipes, ACH Foods and Fleischmann’s have created an eight-recipe book, The Bread Breakthrough. This compact cookbook introduces you to the simplicity of baking no-knead yeast breads – on your schedule. To purchase yours for $1, visit breadbreakthrough.com.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by ACH Foods

Cheddar and Chiles Bread

Makes 1 9×5-inch loaf

Equipment:
1 9×5-inch loaf pan

3½ cups (17.5 ounces) unbleached white bread flour, plus more as needed
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon instant, fast-rising, or bread machine yeast
2 Tablespoons corn oil, canola oil, or other flavorless vegetable oil, plus extra for coating dough top and loaf pan
1-2/3 cups ice water, plus more if needed
8 ounces (3 lightly packed cups) coarsely grated very sharp cheddar cheese, preferably white cheddar
½ cup very well-drained and patted dry chopped canned green chiles

1. In a large bowl, thoroughly stir together the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. In another bowl or measuring cup, whisk the oil into the water. Thoroughly stir the mixture into the bowl with the flour, scraping down the sides until the ingredients are thoroughly blended. If the mixture is too dry to incorporate all the flour, a bit at a time, stir in just enough more ice water to blend the ingredients; don’t over-moisten, as the dough should be stiff. If necessary, stir in enough more flour to stiffen it. Brush to spray the top with oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. If desired, for best flavor or for convenience, you can refrigerate the dough for 3 to 10 hours. Then let rise at room temperature for 15 to 20 hours. If convenient, stir the dough once partway through the rise.

2. Vigorously stir the dough, gradually sprinkling over and incorporating the cheese and chiles. Fold them in very thoroughly to ensure they are evenly distributed. If necessary, thoroughly stir in enough more flour to yield a very stiff dough. Using a well-oiled rubber spatula, fold the dough in towards the center, working all the way around the bowl. Invert the dough into a well-greased 9×5-inch loaf pan. Evenly brush or spray the dough top with oil. Using well-oiled kitchen shears or a serrated knife, make a ¼-inch-deep slash lengthwise down the center of the loaf. Cover the pan with nonstick spray-coated plastic wrap.

3. For a 1½- to 2½-hour regular rise, let stand at warm temperature; for a 1- to 2-hour accelerated rise, let stand in a turned-off microwave along with 1 cup of boiling-hot water; or for an extended rise, refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours, then set out at room temperature. Continue the rise until the dough nears the plastic. Remove it and continue until the dough reaches ½ inch above the pan rim.

4. 15 minutes before baking time, place a rack in the lower third of the oven; preheat to 425°F.

5. Reduce the heat to 400°F. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the top is nicely browned; cover the top with foil as needed. Continue baking for 20 to 30 minutes longer, or until a skewer inserted in the thickest part comes out with just a few particles clinging to the bottom (or until the center registers 204° to 206°F on an instant-read thermometer). Then bake for 5 minutes more to be sure the center is done. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn out the loaf onto the rack; cool thoroughly.

6. Cool thoroughly before slicing or storing. Store air-tight in plastic or aluminum foil. The bread will keep at room temperature for 2 to 3 days, and may be frozen, airtight, for up to 2 months.

(From Kneadlessly Simple by Nancy Baggett)

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254 Responses to “Cheddar and Chiles Bread”

  1. Melissa on November 18, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Jalapeno & cheese bread. Or maybe cinnamon swirl bread. Ooh…or Hawaiian sweet bread. I could never survive on a low-carb diet.

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  2. Kelly Dee on November 18, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Sour Dough. Yum!

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  3. Sally on November 18, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I love good old-fashioned homemade white bread… When I was a kid, it was one of those things that people used to make and bring over anytime there was an event (a birth, a death, an illness, a homecoming).
    Sadly, my bread making skills really really need some work. I bet this book would help 😉

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  4. Melanie on November 18, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Challah bread all the way!

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  5. Jen on November 18, 2009 at 9:25 am

    My favorite type of bread is good old fashioned sourdough still warm from the oven.

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  6. AmyLynn on November 18, 2009 at 9:31 am

    An excellent rye!

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  7. Bridget on November 18, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Bagels are my favorite. Absolutely bagels. I just ate one. Mmm, yum.

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  8. Willa McNeill on November 18, 2009 at 9:33 am

    peasant bread that makes good oven toast!

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  9. Nicki on November 18, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Anything with garlic!

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  10. Molly on November 18, 2009 at 9:33 am

    So it’s not a typical dinner bread, but I love cinnamon raisin bread. So good for breakfast or to cut up and make bread pudding!

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  11. Sarah on November 18, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Any bread just fresh from the oven is my favorite!

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  12. Susie on November 18, 2009 at 9:37 am

    My very favorite home made bread is FLAX SEED BREAD. It is so flavorful. 🙂
    Your bread and your chili looks awesome. Will have to make some chili again soon.
    Susie

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  13. Krystle on November 18, 2009 at 9:48 am

    OK first I would have said a cheesy bread, but then I saw someone write jalapeno cheese and well…that reminded me I love jalpeno cheese bread…like eat the whole loaf kind!

    Your chilli looks awesome!

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  14. dave on November 18, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I’d have to say: marble rye. great for sandwiches and gives you something to look at.

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  15. Josie on November 18, 2009 at 9:53 am

    hmm…. My favorite kind of bread… I guess some sort of bagel… Jalapeno, blueberry, everything… I love bagels!

    Reply

  16. Rebecca on November 18, 2009 at 9:56 am

    I love any fresh bread, but cranberry walnut is my fave.

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  17. Mark G on November 18, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Well I was going to put homemade white, then I remembered Hawiian, then I was thinking about an herby French baguette. So now I’m thinking there are too many good breads to choose just one. 🙂

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  18. Kayla on November 18, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I’d say my favorite type is sour dough – yum!

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  19. Rita on November 18, 2009 at 10:07 am

    A big hearty French Baquette…followed by a close second of chewy sourdough (I love to make grilled cheese and french toast with this). I have experimented with making my own starter, but alas, I always forget to feed it!

    Reply

  20. Danielle on November 18, 2009 at 10:08 am

    I would have to say that a warm piece of Cinnamon Raisin Bread with a dab of butter. Yummy!

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  21. Cecilia on November 18, 2009 at 10:10 am

    olive bread!

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  22. Julie on November 18, 2009 at 10:10 am

    There are just too many to choose… I am a bread LOVER!
    Fresh white bread from the oven, sweet potato rolls, banana bread, friendship bread, potato bread, garlic bread, cheesy bread, the list goes on and on and on. 🙂 I guess you can tell I like bread.

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  23. Erica on November 18, 2009 at 10:11 am

    I’d have to say my favorite is really good, warm from the oven, Italian bread. 🙂

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  24. Lennette Daniels on November 18, 2009 at 10:12 am

    I love all bread. I am a big fan of carbs but the kinds of bread I can always eat are english muffins, white bread, and sourdough (especially my mom’s).

    Reply

  25. Anna on November 18, 2009 at 10:13 am

    I love all breads- especially with some butter or cheese melted on top!

    Reply

  26. Jessica on November 18, 2009 at 10:13 am

    my fav bread is housemade honey wheat from my work. DELISH French Toast!!

    Reply

  27. Brooke Malko on November 18, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I LOVE cheesy bread…. asiago chees bread, or garlicy cheddar busicuits – any bread with cheese is my FAVE!

    Brooke

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  28. Sarah on November 18, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Ooo it’s hard to pick a favorite… but maybe cheesey bread! or whole wheat potato bread! Can’t decide

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  29. Marty on November 18, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I love pretty much any kind of cheese bread. I have never tried to make homemade bread, but would love to!

    Reply

  30. Aja on November 18, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Focaccia and Amish Friendship Bread…or any bread with cinnamon is wonderful

    Reply

  31. Laura on November 18, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I love sourdough bread…yum! : )

    Reply

  32. Zoe on November 18, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Sourdough! Even with sweet things like nutella and jam, that tang is the best!

    Reply

  33. Lisa on November 18, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Cinnamon and raisin bread! Hopefully with a huge swirl of cinnamon sugar goodness…yum….

    Reply

  34. Rebecca on November 18, 2009 at 10:39 am

    sourdough

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  35. Dani on November 18, 2009 at 10:39 am

    I love ciabatta bread and am still searching for the perfect recipe.

    Reply

  36. Lindsay on November 18, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Warm crusty french bread straight out of the oven!

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  37. Jessica on November 18, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Sourdough bread!

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  38. C_Tyler on November 18, 2009 at 10:50 am

    MMM… definitely will have to try the Cheddar & Chili bread, though usually I’m partial to Zuchinni bread or (my favorite) Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips!

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  39. Julie @savvyeats on November 18, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I so want to learn how to make my own bread at home! I especially love the pumpkin bread I get at the Farmer’s Market… it isn’t a sweet bread, but more like a pumpkin dinner roll. Yum!

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  40. Margaret on November 18, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I guess a round loaf of Oregano bread is my favorite. Love the texture and fragrance of the bread. But then I am also a cheese bread fan and would find some way of working cheese into lots of the breads I make.

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  41. fritz on November 18, 2009 at 10:59 am

    i love pumpkin bread, and any with cheese, and italian flavors and pretty much any type of bread…ever.

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  42. amy strauss on November 18, 2009 at 11:01 am

    i gush over loaves of whole grains. my most favorite is from hungry ghost bread in northampton, mass — an 8 grain massive loaf stuffed with a gooey chocolate center! quite an addictive surprise!

    Reply

  43. bridget {bake at 350} on November 18, 2009 at 11:02 am

    I’d love to try this book! My favorite bread? That’s a toughie…any? 😉 Ciabatta, cinnamon chip, rosemary sourdough…

    Reply

  44. Regina on November 18, 2009 at 11:02 am

    I like traditional challah. Or anything with oat bran in it. The crust on your bread looks delicious.

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  45. Liz Brooks on November 18, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I love simple white yeast bread!

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  46. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on November 18, 2009 at 11:08 am

    I love foccacias and multigrain breads. And anything with cheese. Yum.

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  47. Wendy on November 18, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Anything crusty! focaccia. focaccia. focaccia.

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  48. Cafe Novo on November 18, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Mmmm, that looks delish!
    My fav would have to be sourdough – I’m slowly learning to make bread (well), I would LOVE to win a cookbook about it!!

    Reply

  49. Beth on November 18, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Challah bread! I could eat a whole loaf myself.

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  50. Angela on November 18, 2009 at 11:20 am

    i love all breads! …but a fresh baked italian bread, piping hot w/ butter is probably my favorite. 🙂

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  51. Astrid on November 18, 2009 at 11:20 am

    My favorite has to be fresh sourdough. It is pretty amazing.

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  52. Diane on November 18, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Anything whole grain, with lots of nuts and seeds!

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  53. Kat on November 18, 2009 at 11:35 am

    My husband’s grandma makes the best potato rolls in the universe. I can’t replicate them to save my life. I bake all our bread at home, so it isn’t like I don’t get practice, but the technique for those rolls eludes me.

    Reply

  54. Lori on November 18, 2009 at 11:36 am

    I am a traditional girl; I love a thick slice of plain white bread with a hard, thick crust! Yum!!

    Reply

  55. Ally on November 18, 2009 at 11:39 am

    One of my favorite breads when I lived in northern NY was an olive rosemary flatbread. They used kalamatas and fresh rosemary – it was incredible!

    Reply

  56. amanda @ fake ginger on November 18, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Brioche! Hate making it but love eating it!

    Reply

  57. Chelsea on November 18, 2009 at 11:50 am

    I LOVE a good SOURDOUGH!!

    Reply

  58. Sara on November 18, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Italian bread 🙂

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  59. Jill on November 18, 2009 at 11:52 am

    <3 Sourdough is my favorite, but this looks fantastic also!

    Reply

  60. Betsy on November 18, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Banana Bread 🙂

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  61. Cheryl W on November 18, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    My favorite bread is Wheat berry. MMMM makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

    Reply

  62. Billi on November 18, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Coconut bread! Amazing an every level!

    Reply

  63. Mary on November 18, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Ooohhh…Love me some Carbs! Favorite bread has to be home made honey white or salt rising!

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  64. Asha@FSK on November 18, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    I love making bread at home! I want that book!! And my fav bread is Focaccia.. just love the sponginess and all the fun you can have with flavors

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  65. Jessica Farmer on November 18, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    I love good ol’ white sandwich bread! Fantastic right out of the oven!!

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  66. kira on November 18, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    While it is hard to choose just one… I would have to say my favorites are always the more rustic loaves with lots of “stuff” in them like dried fruit, nuts and seeds.

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  67. Mohana on November 18, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I love making bread at home! Last night made a recipe that rocked my world! Rosemary-caramelized onions-kalamata olives no-knead bread topped with blue cheese!

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  68. Keely on November 18, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    LOVE: Ciabatta and ANY kind of cheesy bread. mmm

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  69. Lindsey on November 18, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Brioche!

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  70. Jamie Miele on November 18, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    I love Hawaiian Sweet Bread!

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  71. Barbara on November 18, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Beautiful bread! It looks nice and soft. As much as I try to love the whole grains, my favorite is a nice, soft white, or maybe challah, or maybe cinnamon bread — I guess it’s too hard to decide!

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  72. Marsha on November 18, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    I just found your website and am so pleased. I love the Zoe Bakes website and she had a link to yours. GREAT!

    Reply

  73. N on November 18, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Pumpernickel bread is the best – yum! Also any kind of cheese bread or sun-dried tomato bread.

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  74. Avital on November 18, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Fresh, warm focaccia with vegetables and rosemary is my all time favorite!

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  75. Jenny on November 18, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    This recipe looks terrific – can’t wait to make it!
    My favorite bread is a yeast roll recipe my mom called Soggy Bottom Rolls. Soggy because you dip them in melted butter and then place them onto a pan with a stick or two of melted butter. They sort of fry on the bottom.

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  76. Kelsey on November 18, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I really miss the green chile-cheddar bread for 501 cafe in Oklahoma. I try to get some whenever I go back!

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  77. Julia on November 18, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    So far my favorite type of homemade bread is Whole Wheat Naan. It was delicious dipped into hummus. And equally delicious topped with pizza topping and thrown on the grill really quickly. And you can freeze it too. It’s so versitile. I just love it.

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  78. Kathy on November 18, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Tough decision! 🙂 Raisin bread is my final answer.

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  79. Dani on November 18, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    My daughter and I are both wanting to try our hands at bread baking. My only previous attempt was 30 years ago and resulted in rock-hard rolls. I love baguettes, especially warm. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

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  80. Stephanie on November 18, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Sourdough! The tangier the better and if there is a garlic herb butter to slather on top, even better!

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  81. Robert on November 18, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    My favourite type of bread would have to be roti.

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  82. Jen B on November 18, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    My favourite type of bread is cinnamon swirl and since I HATE raisins with a passion and find they comtaminate things and so can’t be picked out, I always make my own!

    Reply

  83. Risa on November 18, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Garlic and herb dinner buns, yum!!

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  84. Kelly on November 18, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    I absolutely love sourdough bread!! A really fresh sourdough is the best…it’s a little bit tangy, crusty on the outside, and deliciously soft inside!!! Mmmmm I am now craving it…

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  85. Deana on November 18, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Homemade french bread, made with a recipe from a friend.

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  86. Kim on November 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Jalepeno and cheese bread! YUMMY!!!

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  87. lcwhitty on November 18, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I love dark, nutty, grainy breads – – soft warm centers, and firm, crunchy crusts slathered with lightly salted organic butter fresh from the oven. Delish! In my world, (wo)man can live by bread alone. 🙂

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  88. Sarah H on November 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    I like cinnamon bread!

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  89. emily e. on November 18, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Definitely a sour, sourdough! Hard to find in Texas!

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  90. Tasha on November 18, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    I love love love all kinds of breads, but today I’m feeling very…cheesy. Any bread with cheese. YES!

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  91. Ioana on November 18, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    This is a very hard question – I love bread, in all shapes and forms. Well, I love fresh bread in all shapes and forms. How can I pick only one? If I have to…I think focaccia. I like that even when it’s a little bit stale, so that says a lot.

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  92. marina mott on November 18, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    all, I love all!!!
    I’m starving!!

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  93. zarpandit on November 18, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    definitely challah bread :)))

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  94. Dianna on November 18, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    any hot homemade bread with a little butter and honey is DElicious!

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  95. Kimberly on November 18, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    any bread that is hot out of the oven with butter is my favorite :)~

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  96. Tiffany S. on November 18, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    My favorite type of bread is sourdough! Thanks for the giveaway and if I don’t win, what a great price for 8 bread recipes!

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  97. Ashley on November 18, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I love love love any type of bread with cheese too! I have great memories of my childhood when my dad and I would make a bread similar to the cheese and pep bread together. It was a biweekly tradition for us. 🙂

    Thanks for the great blog and the giveaway!

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  98. Julie on November 18, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I love banana bread!

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  99. Jeanne on November 18, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    There are so many choices…but sourdough is my #1 favorite!

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  100. Margaret H on November 18, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    French baguette – sooo good…

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  101. Amanda K on November 18, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Sourdough bread!

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  102. Eve on November 18, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    My favorite type of bread is pumpernickel. Yum!

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  103. Jelli Bean on November 18, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    I love making bread. Monday is my bread day and my absolute favorite so far is focaccia topped with fresh veggies, herbs, and a little cheese (type depends on mood.) thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. Kaitlyn on November 18, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    My grandfather used to make bread once a month with a huge mixer that he got from an old bakery. He would make wheat and my favorite raisin bread. I’m also a sucker for Beer bread and Irish Soda bread!!

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  105. Angela on November 18, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    My grandmother’s Cinnamon Swirl bread with Streusel Topping! Scrumdidlyumcious!!

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  106. Rita on November 18, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    My favorite type of bread is banana bread!

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  107. Suzy Q on November 18, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    While any warm, chewy bread is delicious, if I have to narrow it down, it has to be olive cheese bread.

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  108. Dolce on November 18, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    This books looks like heaven! Bread is my new thing right now. I love country bread “boules” as I call them in French and I have to say although I am French, not a huge baguette fan. There are so many great breads to try out in the world! I have just tried a version of a no knead bread and loved it. I am actually researching similar recipes so I can compare and make a personal top 10!

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  109. Adriana on November 18, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    I love sweet yeast rolls

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  110. karen on November 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I love sourdough!

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  111. Angela on November 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    My all time favorite bread is Challah – preferably homemade.

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  112. Diane on November 18, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Just learned how to make Brioche bread in class. It’s my favorite!

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  113. heather on November 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Seeduction! Which I just made yesterday and blogged about today! Oh how I love fresh bread — AND my boyfriend loves to bake it possibly even more than me! Can’t hate that…

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

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  114. Hollie on November 18, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I love Blueberry crunch bread. They sell it in the fresh section at Raley’s or Bel Air. Get there early because its always sold out by 10am!

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  115. Amy Thompson on November 18, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    My favorite bread … that’s hard, I love so many! But there is one bread that I make on a daily basis. It is a simple white bread recipe, and I use coconut oil in it. The coconut oil doesn’t have a flavor but offers a great texture! My family loves it!

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  116. Junglewife on November 18, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I love Hawaiian sweet bread. and the delicious white bread from Great Harvest Bread that I’ve never been able to duplicate at home. Hmm… I think I should go make some bread!

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  117. Katie on November 18, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    I love sourdough!!!!

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  118. danielle on November 18, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    If i’m making it…marble rye! LOVE it! If I’m just eating it…can’t go wrong with sourdough!!

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  119. Kim on November 18, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    I love whole grain bread with flax seeds.

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  120. Brandi on November 18, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    There’s a bread shop in town that has a Garden Herb bread. It’s is SOOOOO good. Like you, though, I also like any cheese bread. I’m hungry now…

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  121. katklaw777 on November 18, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I love bagels and sourdough, so can I please have some sourdough bagels??? Great giveaway, thanks!

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  122. Kristi on November 18, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Homemade Pizza Dough!!

    Great question and great giveaway! 🙂

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  123. Lisa~~ on November 18, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    I love a very yeasty white bread with a soft center and a crust that is so crunchy that you fear that it will tear your gums. Of course it needs to be warm and slathered with butter…yum!

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  124. Pam on November 18, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I luv all bread, but gluten free is best….with lots of nuts and fruit!

    Enjoy!

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  125. Steph on November 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    The crumb of that bread looks so good! My favourite type of bread is probally challah

    Reply

  126. Michele Pineda on November 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I like jalapeno bread, beer bread and banana bread!

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  127. Meaghen on November 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    i love cheese bread. and homemade white bread hot with jam…mmm.

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  128. Amanda on November 18, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    How to pick a favorite bread?? But I love Honey Oat bread 🙂
    as well as Pumpernickel.. mmm

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  129. Holly on November 18, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Warm homemade white or wheat bread with butter and homemade jam. Easy! Well, and really good sourdough too. This looks like a fabulous book. I’d love to win it!

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  130. Hannah on November 18, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    If non-yeast breads count then basically any quick bread, but if it’s a yeast bread, I would say, any whole wheat bread is fabulous!

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  131. Renae on November 18, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Cheddar beer bread…. so good with chili!

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  132. Taylor on November 18, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    My favorite bread is moist banana bread with chocolate chips! YUM!

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  133. Kate on November 18, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    my momma makes the best dinner rolls for holidays mmmmm

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  134. kenita lynn on November 18, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I grew up in Northern California, and we ate a lot of sourdough bread, so it is one of my favorite kinds of bread. There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh homemade bread. Yum!

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  135. Holly on November 18, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I Love Cinnamon Raisin Bread.

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  136. Theresa on November 18, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I love English muffin bread!

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  137. gwyn on November 18, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Pumpernickel!

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  138. Brad on November 18, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Crust with a crunch, moist airy white center. My fav type of bread is fresh baked Italian. With lots of real butter of course.

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  139. Katie on November 18, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    I don’t think it is possible for me to choose my favorite type of bread. You see, I am still a young student of the baking arts. I am constantly running into new types of bread at local bakeries or in cookbooks. Books such as the “King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion Cookbook” have taught me a lot about the different ingredients, techniques and results of making bread. Bakeries such as “When Pigs Fly Bread Company” have introduced me to wild and unusual types of bread such as Mango-Pineapple-Raisin-Sesame-Ginger. However, no matter the recipe or flavor of “my favorite type of bread” it would have to give me that feeling that both my mouth and my stomach are smiling at the same time 🙂

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  140. JenniferB on November 18, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I love banana bread

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  141. baschwar on November 18, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Vermont cheddar bread is one of many favorites… Naan bread, peasant bread, bread and butter pudding… mmm!

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  142. Heather on November 18, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I loooooooove cheesy beer bread! 🙂

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  143. Debbie on November 18, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Foccacia is one of my favorites but sourdough is a close second!

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  144. Beth on November 18, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    My favorite is cinnamon raisin bread, toasted, with some whipped butter. Yum.

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  145. Mike on November 18, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Pumpernickel, of course. There’s no better bread for a sandwich.

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  146. Brianna on November 18, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    I love all breads, but my favorite is FRESH baguette from France; there is nothing like bread straight from the bakery in Paris! 🙂

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  147. Eric on November 18, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    I love Challah….

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  148. Amanda on November 18, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    I love bread so much, it’s hard to pick a favorite! If I had to, tonight it would be beer bread, but that can easily change by tomorrow.

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  149. Brenda on November 18, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Warm sourdough!! No wimpy crust either…crackling and crunchy!!

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  150. shorty on November 18, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    I love ANY bread but right now I would say I love cheese bread. It does change regular though;) Thanks for the lovely site!!!
    Shorty

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  151. Nathalie on November 18, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Love your site!

    Fav is focaccia!!!

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  152. Diane on November 19, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I love banana bread with chocolate chips!

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  153. Disha on November 19, 2009 at 12:18 am

    I have recently startd baking my own bread n i discovered I love fresh warm bread!! And a roasted garlic n cheese bread or foccacia! Oh yum! I also love cinnamon swirl bread!!
    -Disha

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  154. Reagan Dakiniewich on November 19, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Multigrain bread is my favourite.

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  155. jacquie on November 19, 2009 at 12:38 am

    pumpkin. though i just made an oatmeal, apple, walnut bread that was really very tasty …

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  156. Ann on November 19, 2009 at 2:33 am

    Classic French bread is my favorite!

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  157. jehan on November 19, 2009 at 2:34 am

    Rye bread

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  158. The Purple Foodie on November 19, 2009 at 2:42 am

    What a great giveaway! My favourite bread would be a tie between a crusty rye bread and a olive tomato focaccia.

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  159. nitzan on November 19, 2009 at 6:35 am

    I love the Pitta bread, especially with Hummus, Falafel and vegetables salad….

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  160. Yael on November 19, 2009 at 7:28 am

    I could eat bread for first, main and last course at a meal! Nothing like a good baguette!

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  161. Tasha on November 19, 2009 at 8:05 am

    My favorite would either be rye or a rustic multi grain.

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  162. Crystal on November 19, 2009 at 8:24 am

    My favorite bread is warm sourdough.

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  163. Eva on November 19, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Cinnamon raisin bread…topped with Nutella!!

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  164. Christine on November 19, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Sourdough is my favorite!

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  165. Laura on November 19, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Sourdough

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  166. amanda on November 19, 2009 at 9:23 am

    i love ALL bread. however, i especially love foccocia or any other rustic kind of bread! =)

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  167. Crystal on November 19, 2009 at 9:44 am

    How can I possibly choose just one?? Erg, I guess I’ll go with Challah bread. I just recently discovered the yummy goodness that is Challah, and I can’t get enough!

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  168. Jennifer on November 19, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Really any bread warm fresh out of the oven. I am not a very good bread maker- I try.

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  169. Jan on November 19, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I just started making bread over the last year or so. I love bread, almost all bread, but I think my favorite right now is English Muffin bread.

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  170. katie on November 19, 2009 at 9:53 am

    My favorite type of bread…any bread! 🙂 I love bread, sourdough is great and I’d like to try making some bread using starters as it’s not something I’ve done before.
    I work in a daycare with Kindergarten children and we made bread (buns) yesterday without a recipe. warm water, yeast, a bit of sugar and salt, and enough flour and kneading to make a smooth elastic dough. The children loved it and learned so much!

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  171. Cindy on November 19, 2009 at 10:27 am

    My favorite type of breads are the savory breads like the one in this post. I love most any type of bread grilled or toasted too!

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  172. Quiltingdaisy on November 19, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Quick breads. Today it’s zucchini.

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  173. Ashley on November 19, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Garlic Herb Monkey Bread…. sooooo yummy!

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  174. Taryn on November 19, 2009 at 10:44 am

    I love LOVE baking bread, and my favorite recipe in the world to bake is kalamata olive and thyme. It takes forever to make, but it’s so worth it! I just happen to have some frozen Hatch green chiles – perfect for this bread. I can’t wait!

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  175. Laura on November 19, 2009 at 10:45 am

    I love challah bread, especially for making french toast!

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  176. Katie W. on November 19, 2009 at 10:49 am

    I used to work in a bakery during high school and it was heaven. My favorites among the kinds we made were cranberry spice, cheddar cheese, cinnamon swirl, sourdough, 9-grain. Oh my, I could go on and on and on. I love bread!

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  177. Elizabeth on November 19, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Oh too many breads to choose from! My favorite would have to be fresh french bread! So warm and crusty on the outside and chewy and delicious on the inside. YUM!!!

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  178. jan Sanderson on November 19, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Ohhh I love bread! My favorite would have to be sourdough asiago. YUM!

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  179. Pat on November 19, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Oooey, gooey, cinnamon nut bread!

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  180. Rachel on November 19, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I love dutch crunch bread, especially still warm!!

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  181. Veronika Rojas on November 19, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    I love Pan de Queso or Colombian Cheese Rolls.

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  182. Chris Carlson on November 19, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    I love sourdough bread right out of the oven and multi-grain bread. I am a novice bread baker but I can’t wait to try this recipe.

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  183. Libby on November 19, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    My favorite is a simple, warm, homemade dinner roll!!

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  184. Rachel H on November 19, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    If it’s homemade I love plain old white bread, but the storebought stuff is so overprocessed that it’s just not the same.

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  185. polinium on November 19, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    To be honest, I just really love bread. I love homemade bread right out of the oven, it doesn’t matter if it’s wheat, sourdough, black rye or any other kind.

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  186. LaSonya Reed on November 19, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Italian Bread. Love it in place of a basic white bread. Love your site. I also love any type of cheese bread. Going to try the cheddar and chiles.

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  187. Lorie on November 19, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Italian bread!

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  188. Melanie on November 19, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Anything really. but I love hearty grain breads or anything with cinnamon.

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  189. Hannah on November 19, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    yummy hearty whole wheat ciabatta or olive fougasse! (and then there is banana bread, but that’s a whole different story!)

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  190. Amy B on November 19, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    My favorite bread would have to be my challah!

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  191. Tony on November 19, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Any type of bread really, as long as it is home made by Mom. Its not the cinnamon or the cheese, its the love thats my favourite…I know it sounds cheesy (he he), but it is the love that I love 😀

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  192. shoshana Ohriner on November 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Crusty whole wheat raisin and walnut bread. Yum, especially when spread with a triple cream cheese!

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  193. Justine on November 19, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    I love any bread with a nice thick crust (which I eat first) and a soft, elastic, chewy interior (which I eat last). Cheese is an added bonus!

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  194. Kira on November 19, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    My favorite bread is sourdough.

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  195. Rachel on November 19, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Sour dough or a crusty french loaf!

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  196. mindy on November 19, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    marble rye thanks

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  197. Kristen M. on November 19, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    My favorite bread is homemade pita topped with hummus.

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  198. Mary on November 19, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Any bread that involves garlic, with a little olive oil and pepper to dip it in!

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  199. Tania on November 19, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    My FAV bread is cinnamon swirl…definitely….

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  200. Claire on November 19, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    asiago and cheddar buttermilk buscuits 🙂 let me know if you want the recipe!

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  201. Sarah on November 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Favorite bread… One of many is a crusty olive bread.

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  202. Karina on November 19, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    MMM I love bread WAY more thank I should. I love fresh rye, french, and focaccia!

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  203. Gretchen Noelle on November 19, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    My favorite kind of bread is SOURDOUGH!

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  204. Elizabeth Eggen on November 19, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Homemade Foccacia with sea salt and fresh rosemary and a little cracked pepper!! yum yum

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  205. nori on November 20, 2009 at 3:31 am

    this sounds like a fabulous cookbook!
    my favorite bread to eat is sourdough. my fave to make is honey whole wheat.

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  206. snacksgiving on November 20, 2009 at 3:46 am

    Focaccia would be my favourite I guess

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  207. SheilaM on November 20, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Sourdough.

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  208. Carol on November 20, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I love a hearty Wheat bread.

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  209. Tiffany on November 20, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I love sour dough bread!

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  210. Sherry on November 20, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I love challah!

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  211. LB on November 20, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Garlic bread!!

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  212. Delia on November 20, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    apple cinnamon almond bread is great, but really, I like practically all types of bread!

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  213. Kerstin on November 20, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Focaccia!

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  214. Darcy B on November 21, 2009 at 12:36 am

    My favorite is from a bakery is costa mesa california called French’s cupcake bakery–it’s called cheese omelet bread–it also comes in a cheese & jalapeno version.
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  215. Kristina on November 21, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Can I have more than one fav? I love a good cheddar dill quick bread, warm and crusty italian bread dipped in olive oil and italian herbs and Irish soda bread with rich and creamy salted butter. Yum, too bad it is 1 am or I would start baking bread.

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  216. Jessica on November 21, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    I love banana bread.

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  217. Felicia Glover on November 21, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Growing up in an Italian household, I have a fondness for focaccia. all styles, whether it be savory or sweet… I have tweaked the following recipes to suit my tastebuds…

    My all time savory favorite is hand torn tomato pieces dotting the top of the dough, then sprinkled with dried oregano, course salt and fresh pepper and finished with Olive oil.
    My sweet favorite is caramelized Onion with dried fig and sprinkled with sugar.

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  218. Jess on November 21, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    my favorite bread is a sweet bread my great-grandmother made with cardamom. SOOO delicious.

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  219. Tina Precht on November 21, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I love any kind of bread with lot’s of seeds and nut’s in it. Sunflower, poppy seed, flax seed, sesame, walnut’s. Perhaps hazelnuts. Lot’s of crunch!

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  220. Tamara on November 21, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I love sourdough bread!

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  221. Jasmine on November 22, 2009 at 7:51 am

    I love Portuguese Sweet bread and cheese breads.

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  222. Elizabeth E. on November 22, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Interestingly enough, ages and ages ago, my grandmother and I each purchased a copy of Fleischman’s little break book, Bake It Easy, which I still use to this day. The main reason? Their white bread with cinnamon-crumble topping. Divine.

    But currently my favorite is focaccia, all warm and salty, right from the oven.

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  223. Amy on November 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Sourdough & cheese breads! (I can have more than one favorite, right?)

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  224. Casey on November 22, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    My favorite type of bread is rye. It makes the best toast and wonderful sandwiches.

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  225. Elizabeth on November 22, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    I love ciabbatta! It’s best right out of the oven or for a good sandwich!

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  226. Tracey on November 22, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    My favorite bread is the anadama from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice! It’s terrific on its own and makes great grilled cheese sandwiches 🙂

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  227. Amber on November 22, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Your bread sounds delightful as does this cookbook. My favorite kind of bread is ALL breads! 🙂 Anything with garlic or cheese is extra special though.

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  228. Lauren on November 22, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    My favorite bread is cinnamon swirl bread

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  229. John on November 22, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    This recipe makes me think of the jalapeno cheese bread from Goode company bbq in Houston. Along with some brisket and sauce, amazing.

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  230. annie on November 22, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    For the moment I’m off all types of flours for health reasons, but I absolutely love ciabatta bread. It has a crusty exterior with a chewy dense ineterior and is very versatile. Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends, from a Canadian reader.

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  231. Esme on November 22, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I love a good rye bread.

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  232. Sarah on November 22, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    My favorite bread to make and eat is challah!

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  233. Jenny on November 22, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Oh it’s must be jalapeno cheddar bread right from the oven. Hot, crusty and cheesy…with some soup…THUD!

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  234. Holly on November 23, 2009 at 2:25 am

    A great raisin bread

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  235. Jamie on November 23, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Sourdough! Definitely sourdough. I grew up in the San Francisco area, so it was a staple.

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  236. Barb on November 23, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Fresh, warm crusty, white bread…Italian or Peasant type

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  237. Nicole D. on November 23, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    My favorite bread is sourdough! Thanks!

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  238. Kathy R. on November 23, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I LOVE beer dill bread. Melted butter poured overtop half way through baking. Delish!!

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  239. Ashley on November 23, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    a great multi grain bread where the seeds and nuts are visible as well as tasteful in the bread

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  240. Sandy on November 23, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Regular, plain white homemade bread is my favorite tho I never met a bread I did not like.

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  241. ashley on November 23, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    cheddar and green chiles? perfection! i’ve had cheddar & jalapeno but never green chiles… they’re so tasty though!!

    i think plain old homemade white bread is still my favorite… with loads of real butter of course! 🙂

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  242. S on November 23, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Oh, cool cookbook! My favorite bread is no-knead bread: so easy and so good (crunchy crust, soft and chewy inside).

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  243. Linda on November 23, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    A really dense, whole grain bread!

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  244. Elizabeth Eggen on November 23, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    My favorite bread to make is Cinnamon raisin bread. Still warm with butter!

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  245. Kitty Devany on November 23, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Broccoli cheddar loaf, or zucchini bread. I enjoy things that are not normally found in bread. i<3carbs!

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  246. Holly Genovese on November 23, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I am a bread lover so this is hard, probably sour dough, but then there is cheddar, and then there is chibatta, or a good rye….. love em all

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  247. Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) on November 24, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Foccaccia!! Hope i spelt it right though! Haven’t ever made bread, but LOVE eating them!

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  248. Wendy Wallach on November 25, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I love pumpkin bread.

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  249. Ashley on November 29, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Yum I’m a sucker for any kind of cheese bread!

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  250. Chaya on November 30, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    My hubby is gluten free so when I get to buy real bread, I go for cinnamon raisin. Otherwise, I want bagels.

    I love the green from the pistachios in the biscotti. Nice touch.

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