Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ham and Cheese Bread

Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups all-purpose flour
6 tbsp milled flax seed
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
2 tbsp vegetable oil
3 eggs
One 6-ounce piece ham, finely chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, lightly packed (about 2 ounces)
1/2 cup finely diced (about 1/4-inch) Havarti or Gruyere cheese (about 2 ounces)
2 scallions, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9-by-5-by-3-inch metal loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, dry mustard and salt until combined. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, oil and eggs until smooth. Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined. Then fold in the ham, cheeses and scallions.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake until well risen, golden brown and a skewer or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.

Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn the loaf onto a wire rack to cool completely.