Friday, January 8, 2010

Foodie Friday ~ Cheddar Cheese Bread with Chicken Soup and Potato Dumplings

Unfortunately, I neglected to write down who's blog I copied this recipe from. If you view this and it is your recipe, let me know........the recipe is fabulous. So easy to make.Cheddar Cheese Bread Recipe:
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 ounces of cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoon butter melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 9x5 loaf pan with oil. In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Carefully stir in cheese cubes until cheese is well coated. In a separate bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients. Fold the milk mixture into the flour/cheese mixture. Stir just until combined, do not over stir. The mixture will be thick. Pour/spread into greased loaf pan. (I put fresh ground pepper on top before putting it into the oven) Bake for 45-50 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes and then remove from pan. Let cool on hour before slicing and serving.

The Potato Dumplings are from "Savoring Time in the Kitchen". So simple to make. It was a great addition to my chicken soup.

Potato Dumplings Recipe:
1-1/2 cups riced or mashed cooked potatoes (2 medium)
1-1/2 tablespoons softened butter
1 egg, beaten
1-1/2 teaspoons salt or to taste
1/4-1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon dried parsley
3/4 cup flour, more or less (depending on how soft or hard you like your dumplings - less flour for a softer dumpling)

Blend the first five ingredients and then incorporate flour. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Take about 2 tablespoons of dumpling mixture in your hands and roll into an elongated shape about the size of a small thumb and drop into the boiling water. Repeat until all the dumplings are made. Reduce heat and simmer dumplings for about 20-25 minutes and then scoop out and add to the finished chicken soup.

My Chicken Soup Recipe:
1 pound boneless, skin removed chicken breast.
1 medium onion, chopped
3-4 stalks celery sliced, include celery leaves
3-4 large carrots, peeled and sliced
fresh parsley
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 bay leaf
4 chicken bouillon cubes
2 cups chicken stock
4-6 cups water
Cut chicken into small pieces. Saute onion in olive oil and add chicken. Add celery and carrots, along with the seasonings. Add chicken stock bouillon cubes and water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2 hours.

It was such a snowy week here in Chicago. The schools closed today so Nikos got to go sledding with his friends. I had the day I decided to try some recipes. Now I am ready for the couch and a good movie:)

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~Country Lady~ said...

Oh my gracious, this sounds heavenly..especially on this cold Winter night. I'll definitely be adding this to my favorites to try soon. Thank you!

Joyce said...

Ah such delicious comfort foods to go with the chilly weather. Stay warm.

Jeanette said...

It sounds incredible. I can never make potato dumplings turn out properly. I am going to try again.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a wonderful meal. That bread looks amazing! I'm going to have to start a folder for all the recipes I'm collecting around here!


Mrs. P. said...

Oh, those potato dumplings look devine! I'll have to give those a try :)

Warm Wishes!

Shauna said...

You're making hungry! These recipes look so good!!

Michael Lee West said...

This is a feast! The bread is the perfect touch for your soup.

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

What a great idea to add potato dumplings to your chicken soup! Make it nice and hearty, just what we need with all this cold weather everywhere.

Your bread recipe reminded me of one I used to make using Bisquick and it had either zucchini or broccoli in it. I need to find that recipe, don't you just love quick and easy breads? I always make cornbread, but its nice to have something different now and again to have with soup or chili. Yours sound like it would be delish with either one and I'm definitely going to try it.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Chicken Soup and Dumplings...the ultimate comfort food. Your dumplings look marvelous!

You have a lovely blog...I came over from Ladybug Creek.

I will be back to visit again, soon!

Stay Cozy, Carrie