I had the chance to spend many years in Canada (a fairly long time ago now that I look back at it), and discovered new foods I had no clue existed. This includes peanut butter, cranberries, maple syrup, fiddlehead fern, poutine, bagels and much more! I also discovered many new breads, and this one in particular is one of the first I ever made, and is one of my favorites! It is simple, and delicious when cut in slices, and perfect for a brunch served with orange marmalade, and also perfect for a picnic.
This recipe is inspired by “Les Cercles de Fermières du Québec“, I hope you will like it!
Serves: 10/12 slices
- 500g of all purpose flour/plain flour
- 11g of baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
- 250ml of full fat milk
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 red onion (sliced)
- 200g of grated cheddar cheese
- 50g of grated Parmigiano Reggiano
- 60ml of sunflower oil
- Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
- Grease a loaf pan (mine is 25/9.5 centimeters)
- In a large bowl whisk the 2 eggs with the milk and the sunflower oil.
- In another large bowl add the flour, the salt, the baking powder, the dried thyme, the cheddar cheese and the parmigiano reggiano cheese.
- Mix all the ingredients with a spatula.
- Slowly pour the first mixture (eggs, milk and sunflower oil) into the second bowl.
- Gently mix all the ingredients together (the dough is sticky).
- Pour the dough into the greased loaf pan and set aside for 30 minutes.
- Sprinkle the top with more dried thyme and add some sliced onion for a better taste.
- Bake for 60 minutes (more or less depending the oven) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
- Cut slices and serve with jam, marmalade or perfect for sandwiches.
I love mine drizzled with olive oil and some flavorful olives on the side!