Here is a cheese bread that tastes its best fresh from the oven. This dense chewy cheese bread has that comfort food rustic quality you can have made in less than an hour.
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 large eggs
1/3 cup whole milk
1/3 c. olive oil
6 oz.cheese, coarsely grated (you can use cheddar, gruyere, or a cheese of your choice)
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Grease a loaf pan generously with butter.
In a large mixing bow, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.
Break the eggs into a medium size mixing bowl and whisk them. Add in the milk and oil and whisk in.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pour in the wet and using a spatula gently fold in until just mixed.
Fold in the grated cheese.
Place into the preheated oven and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs attached.
Remove to a cooling rack and let cool for 5 minutes in the pan.
Turn out onto the wire rack and let cool.
This is the very best when fresh from the oven.